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08:16 AM ET 11.19 | Kevin Love may be making the media rounds, but Michael Beasley is Minnesota's go-to guy. He has averaged 32.6 points a game -- the most prolific five-game stretch in team history next only to Kevin Garnett's 34.4 average in 2000 -- since he and Jonny Flynn ordered room service at a Sacramento hotel nine days ago. "We were talking about AAU ball, high school, about how it used to be," Beasley said. "It was a long conversation and then there was an awkward moment for like three seconds and he just came out and said, 'Man, you got to be that Mike Beasley that I remember growing up.' "

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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November 19, 2010  08:19 AM ET

When they get their injured players healthy they are a .500 team. You heard it here first.

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November 19, 2010  08:35 AM ET

Room service? I wonder how many beers they ordered.

November 19, 2010  08:36 AM ET

didnt hold him back. just had growing pains. the expectations..the stress...getting situated and used to the NBA grind. now he is a position where he is the man on a team ....not to mention he has a chip on his shoulder now.

i think heat should held off on bosh and if they had to trade beasley...trade him for a big body player....or trade him to move up in the draft and draft a better big man. bosh kills me. taking all these damn jump shots and layups...GRAB SOME DAMN REBOUNDS. BOX OUT! how the hell he let paul millsap tip that shot in is beyond me...he had position and everything. watch the replay...even wade pushed him out the way to attempt to grab the board...ridiculous. i am not sold on bosh.

November 19, 2010  08:38 AM ET
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I mean, who is the magical injured player that is making this team. 500?

They're only 5 under, no magic necessary. Will you believe me after they beat the Lakers tonight?

November 19, 2010  08:39 AM ET

He also claims he's not high all the time anymore. That helps.

November 19, 2010  08:44 AM ET

Beasly's development shows how harmful drugs are. Getting him to a city so boring there's no drugs he's been able to show what's expected of him. Raise your kids in Minny...

November 19, 2010  08:50 AM ET
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Beasly's development shows how harmful drugs are. Getting him to a city so boring there's no drugs he's been able to show what's expected of him. Raise your kids in Minny...

There are drugs here. Hopefully he never finds them!

November 19, 2010  08:50 AM ET
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Beasly's development shows how harmful drugs are. Getting him to a city so boring there's no drugs he's been able to show what's expected of him. Raise your kids in Minny...

LMAO

November 19, 2010  08:51 AM ET

I said it when he was in Miami, Beasley will score 20+PPG. When Wade sat out he was the player everyone thought he should be. Now that he's the go to guy he is scoreing at will. Good for him. I wish him the best in Minn.

November 19, 2010  09:00 AM ET
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Why is this a story?

Because Beasley was under-acheiving in Miami. He wasn't living up to the hype that was generated coming out of college, and there was a ton of it. Now that he can spread his wings, he's handeling business.

November 19, 2010  09:01 AM ET
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Why is this a story?

Yeah - Bring on TMZ and let's talk about Tony, Eva and the Barry's..... :-)

November 19, 2010  09:07 AM ET
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I mean, who is the magical injured player that is making this team. 500?

The pG's Flynn, Ridour

November 19, 2010  09:21 AM ET

I guess room service in Sacramento delivers weed.

November 19, 2010  09:22 AM ET

If he was good David KAHHNNNN would have already traded him

November 19, 2010  09:23 AM ET

I think ppl are reading to much into this its Minnesota ppl!!!!!! They are trying to pull a franchise player out a bunch of nobodies. Love is the best one on the team everyone else has a chance to play 2nd fiddle on any given day. Its Beasley's turn to be that fiddle next week who knows...

November 19, 2010  09:26 AM ET
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When they get their injured players healthy they are a .500 team. You heard it here first.

You heard it here last as well, because nobody else will say that

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