Michael Beasley Trade Talk Heating Up

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There is more and more talk coming out of Minnesota that Michael Beasley may be on the move in the next 24 hours.

According to Bill Ingram of HoopsWorld.com, the Lakers, Magic and Rockets are among the teams interested in the forward.

The Lakers have been linked to Beasley for a few weeks and reportedly turned down a deal where they would use their trade exception and give up a draft pick for him.  It’s not certain what the Rockets would give up but the Magic could provide the Timberwolves they have been looking for in Jason Richardson with a straight swap of players.  Or they could also offer Quentin Richardson and Chris Duhon for Beasley.  Either deal would be attractive for Orlando as they are looking to clear cap space with Beasley in the final year of his contract.

Other teams believed to be included in talks are the Nets and the Celtics.