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Doolittle say Beasley a trade-high candidate

Scoring is always a valuable commodity on the trade market and that's the one thing Beasley does well. As Minnesota's talent level has risen, Beasley's minutes have fallen, but he's still cranking out more than 19 points per 40 minutes. He's just 23 years old and was the second pick in the draft just a few years ago. Certainly there are questions about his ability to fit in a team concept and in a locker room, but talent is talent. The Timberwolves don't need that talent. Beasley has given Minnesota a boost at times with his bench scoring, and with the Wolves in the hunt for a playoff berth, this might not seem like the best time to shake things up. However, you've got to keep your eye on the real prize. Kevin Love has already signed an extension. Not too far down the line, Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams are going to be seeking the same. At this point, you have to throw Nikola Pekovic into that mix. That's your talent core and where your future financial investment lies. Beasley plays no part in this scenario. Meanwhile, Beasley can become a restricted free agent this summer, so the time to move is now. If Minnesota general manager David Kahn handles this deftly, he can improve his long-term prospects by moving Beasley and better position the club for the postseason chase.

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