ESPN’s Chad Ford muses
Wile E Coyote (MN)
Anthony Randolph for OJ Mayo? Seems like it would help both teams.
Chad Ford (1:33 PM)
I think the Wolves would prefer to trade Beasley … that opens up more time for Derrick Williams and can move Wes Johnson back to his best position at the three.
I love the idea of trading Beasley for OJ Mayo.
- Free up playing time for Derrick Williams as a small forward
- Minny dds a decent two guard to their lineup. Their weakest position.
- And they rid themselves of Michael Beasley who has been a horror show for them over the past year and change.
As for Memphis
- Beasley would offer good value as a starting PF for the next two months due to the injury to Zach Randolph. Then move to a sixth man backup forward (SF/PF) role behind Gay and Randolph. Great short term solution to their injury crisis and comparable long term option.