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At 6-foot-9, Beasley fits the Suns‘ need for more athleticism and might have been the most purely talented player on the Timberwolves’ roster.

Beasley also was bothered by injuries both of his seasons with Minnesota.

“Both years, and I told Michael this a couple times recently, it is a shame that he got hurt,” Minnesota general manager David Kahn said. “His offensive game wasn’t there at the start, but I at least thought he was trying defensively and just applying himself with more rigor than he had the year before with the previous staff, and I was at least hopeful that maybe there is something here. And he got hurt again, and again.”