The Los Angeles Lakers have already acquired a capable point guard in Ramon Sessions to help run their offense. Now, with just minutes left before the 2012 trade deadline passes, the Lakers are closing in on a deal for Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley, according to a report. While not exactly the most efficient scorer on the planet, Beasley can score points in a hurry and provides L.A. with a very capable wing player.
Lakers "closing in" on trade for Michael Beasley, according to Western Conference GM.— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) March 15, 2012
The deal is not final and there are likely still a few hurdles to be cleared by both teams, but it sounds like there is mutual interest on both sides. Los Angeles gets a very capable wing player to assist Kobe Bryant and Co., while Minnesota would clear some room for No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams, who features a very similar skill set to Beasley.
Stay tuned, folks.
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