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10:40 AM ET 12.19 | Michael Beasley, dealt from Miami to Minnesota last summer, loves his new surroundings. So much that the forward would like to sign a long-term contract extension with the Timberwolves. "I would love to stay here long-term,'' Beasley said in an interview with FanHouse before Saturday's game at Denver. "Maybe we'll talk about it when the season's over.''

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December 19, 2010  10:57 AM ET

Did you hear the call of the wild, Bro?

December 19, 2010  10:58 AM ET
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Sure, no pressure to win, no one sees you which means there's no analyzing .....the ideal place to play when all you care about is a paycheck

lol, right ! I mean anyone happy to be in last place and not competing while living in a place the see's below zero temps every year and your happy...

December 19, 2010  10:59 AM ET
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Sure, no pressure to win, no one sees you which means there's no analyzing .....the ideal place to play when all you care about is a paycheck

Exactly...

It's one of the few teams Bad enough to allow him consistent big time minutes...

But to his credit - he has done well with those mins this season after not exactly living up to the hype in Miami

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December 19, 2010  11:07 AM ET
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Sure, no pressure to win, no one sees you which means there's no analyzing .....the ideal place to play when all you care about is a paycheck

And it's too cold to go out to a nightclub and get into a fight and then get a DUI on the way home....worked out great!

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December 19, 2010  01:19 PM ET

good for him. not a lot of players want to play for a non contending small market team.

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December 19, 2010  02:40 PM ET

I'm glad to hear that ...Beasley has played pretty good, as well as Love..they havent gotten the wins , but they have been competitive if your team sleep on the wolves they will get you.......

December 19, 2010  02:41 PM ET
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Spot on.This guy is being positive with his situation and not becoming a diva by demanding to go to the team that is the flavor of the month...refreshing.What's wrong with this?

because some people feel unless your playing in New York your stupid......its a positive thing and I love to hear him saying that....

December 19, 2010  03:14 PM ET
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because some people feel unless your playing in New York your stupid......its a positive thing and I love to hear him saying that...

also unless you live in NY your stupid. :)

December 19, 2010  03:28 PM ET
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also unless you live in NY your stupid. :)

whatever...like i said im glad to hear that he likes the wolves and want to stay

December 19, 2010  03:34 PM ET
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Did you hear the call of the wild, Bro?

Weren't the Lakers from there originally, Bro?

December 19, 2010  06:47 PM ET
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Weren't the Lakers from there originally, Bro?

Hence the nickname -- Lakers -- ;-)

December 19, 2010  07:11 PM ET

Wow....so many bad comments here, and why? Because, the guy loves to play in Minnesota. You know, some people love cold weather, they love snow, and they love to play for team that appreciates them. Good for him, because Michael found the place that makes him happy, I say good for him.

December 19, 2010  10:05 PM ET

He needs to be in a situation like Minnesota right now. Smaller market. Less outside distractions. He can play SF instead of PF. Tough coach, but team's current philosophy of developing the young talent they have creates less pressure to win right now. It's an ideal situation for him to get his head straight, get his confidence back, and develop into the star everyone thought he'd be when he was drafted #2 overall.

 
December 19, 2010  10:07 PM ET

It's a good situation for him right now. Smaller market. Less outside distractions. He can play SF instead of PF. As he gets more consistent on offense, they'll probably be getting after him on defense. Tough coach who'll keep him in line. But team's current philosophy of developing the young talent they have creates less pressure to win right now.

Sometimes it's not about the money or fame. Sometimes it's being in the right place at the right time. Right now, Minnesota's an ideal situation for him to get his head straight, get his confidence back, and try to develop into the star everyone thought he'd be when he was drafted #2 overall.

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