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Monday morning one liners: Beasley may not see qualifying offer

Apr 16, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

Michael Beasley AP

Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points.

• Don’t expect Michael Beasley to get a qualifying offer from Minnesota, writes Timberwolves beat writer Jerry Zgoda. It will be interesting to see what teams will take a chance on him next summer, and at what price.

• The Paul Silas facepalm timeline.

• The Cavaliers Anthony Parker is expected to retire at the end of the year.

• Anaheim is still there, ready and waiting for the Kings. Personally, I think Seattle or Kansas City (which has the Sprint Center ready to go) are better choices, but that’s not what the Maloofs will want.

• In case you missed it, we talked with Blake Griffin about his game and intimidation over the weekend.

• Also from PBT this weekend: Why don’t more stars want to be like Tim Duncan?

Brandon Bass is fighting a lot of injuries.

• In case you missed it, Chris Duhon returned from his foot injury to play for the Magic Sunday and had five points in 19 minutes. That is not the guy the Magic really need back.

Andris Biedrins suffered a concussion when his head hit Blake Griffin’s Saturday night. This means he has to be cleared by the league neurologist to return.

• Brandon Roy has not ruled out a return next season.

• Coach Ty Corbin wants to get some more run for Derrick Favors.

• The Wizards have shut down Roger Mason Jr. for the season and are expected to waive him and bring in someone on a 10-day contract.

• Philadelphia will take part in the Orlando Summer League but not the one is Las Vegas.

• Did you catch DeShawn Stevenson breaking Rajon Rondo’s ankles? (via

  1. xli2006 - Apr 16, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    It amazes me how a team with a Top 5 record NEVER gets even a hint of attention on this site.

    The Pacers are about lock up the 3 seed despite no love from the Nat’l Media. It’s a deep and balanced team that could surpise some teams.

    • pbanach01 - Apr 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM

      ya they are good but will make it to 2nd round at best.

  2. sledgehorn - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    The Kansas City Kings sounds pretty cool to me.

    • drunkenjunk - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:32 PM

      that’s where they came from.

    • furedmccombs - Apr 16, 2012 at 2:32 PM

      I agree, but I think they’re holding out for Anaheim so they can make money off of a bad/corny disney movie.

  3. charlutes - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    um guys, it was cute while it was the only sport other than hockey but seriously…basketball? you do know the baseball season has started right?

  4. clevelandschronic2 - Apr 16, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Charlotes or w/e ur an idiot baseball blows. Unbalanced leagues, wayy to much standing around, not enough action. Games take 4 hrs. In general you dnt like basketball go waste 4 hrs watching guys stand around spitting and grabing themselves then.

  5. tomtravis76 - Apr 16, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Beasley would fit well with the Wizards. It would be good for the guy to be back home around his family and friends, he is immature and needs that stability. DC would come out and support him.

    Wall, Vesley, Nene and Beasley would be a few good pieces to get a team building towrards the playoffs.

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