The Minnesota Timberwolves offered to trade Michael Beasley to the Los Angeles Lakers for a first-round draft pick, but the Lakers turned them down, according to a league source.
While Beasley, a talented and athletic small forward, would fill one of the Lakers' greatest needs, the Lakers rejected the offer because they do not want to add to their luxury tax bill, according to the source.
It's pretty unlikely Beasley will go to LA without it being a blockbuster that probably would involve Pau Gasol and a third team. But I like the effort at least
EDIT: I also wonder what Kobe's reaction will be to this. Not happy, I'm guessing