The Timberwolves are reportedly close to a 3-team trade that will send 6'10 power forward Michael Beasley to the Lakers and net them shooting guard Jamal Crawford from Portland.  In the deal guard Steve Blake would go from Los Angeles to Portland.  Crawford is a 31-year old 6'5 shooting guard who averages 14.2 points a game.  He's an 11-year veteran.

Michael Beasley is averaging 11.8 points a game for the Wolves this season.  Steve Blake is averaging 5.7 points a game for the Lakers.  The NBA trade deadline is at 2pm (Central Time) today.

The Timberwolves play at Utah tonight at 8pm, pregame on WJON at 7:30.  Minnesota is 22-21 on the season.