Timberwolves' Kahn says Beasley has grown from an 'immature kid who...

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Minnesota Timberwolves President David Kahn said newly acquired Michael Beasley had issues with maturity and with smoking "too much marijuana," but appears to have grown since then.
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Ben

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He's right, but too many times we've seen sin destroy talent. Let's not only hope that Beasley grows up, but that he finds Someone better to live for.
dickvitale

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He quit sucking his thumb.
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Beas will be just fine. He needs a good support system in place. Some young elite athletes have a harder time handling the pressures than others. He's very young still and will grow and continue maturing. I have a good feeling about him. He's introverted and won't always respond the way we think our stars should. But he'll do just fine.
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"He's a very young and immature kid who smoked too much marijuana and has told me that he's not smoking anymore," Kahn said Thursday in an interview with KSTP-AM 1500, "and I told him that I would trust him as long as that was the case."

Id rather not know this "dirt" TBH. Sometimes I think Kahn runs his mouth too much about players and that will bite him in the behind soon enough.
Beasley

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They should send some of these immature athletes to Iraq for a few months and see how fast they grow up.
The Hard Truth

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Jul 23, 2010
 
I want to say it for such public as cares about the Timberwolves to hear: I like David Kahn. I like his openness. It's a rough equivalent of Mike Tice's manner, though more slicked back. I mean, would you rather have Childress' "Why would I tell you that?" and talking in duckspeak? Kahn seems like -- gasp -- a nice guy. He has swallowed Barriero's smarmy "I'm the wise observer from the middle" bs and actually formed a decent relationship with the guy. He said nothing in the Webber interview that was really out of line, except that Mr. Timeout took offense. Kahn was trying to be inclusive and to use an analogy of situations -- Webber got his hackles up because he felt his greatness (greatest in his own mind) was being besmirched by a comparison that was meant only to address the slow progress by which careers take off. Kahn was talking about development of basketball identity; Webber was talking about "me."

I'd like to know Mr. Kahn. He's rolling the dice like a madman. Sometimes it comes up junk. But maybe he'll hit bigtime. Passing on Cousins was a simple statement that he could not let an angry and confused young man be the Big Dog on a young team. That's reasonable. With Beasley, the kid has been scaled, and now he has to be humble. He has to earn his place. Cousins would be given the crown on the first day in a franchise like the Twolves. Not a good idea.

Keep at it, Mr. Kahn. Here's one voice that will speak up for you.
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David Kahn --- Asset Gatherer ---
Michael Beasley --- LOW-cost opportuity for us ---
Kevin Love --- opportunity to "show his toal game NOW ---
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Beasley wrote:
They should send some of these immature athletes to Iraq for a few months and see how fast they grow up.
Our men and women overseas do thankless and important work. But you're nuts if you don't believe a good number of them are using also. Millionaire athlete or soldier in the field Michael b would still have issues. The only difference is that the world would not revolve around him as a soldier
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Jul 23, 2010
 
GM David Kahn has manuevered our roster into a group of players who will be the base for our success in two years --- AND gained assets in the process!! Not easy to do --- It's all about finding the right mix of players and it can take a turnstile to get there --- Mr Kahn has succeeded in that aspect and continues to hold multiple first round draft choices and maintain salary cap space for next year. Michael Beasley acquired for two SECOND-round choices is such a low-cost deal; and Beasley is still on the rookie-scale contract this year. Astute acquisition on a player that, even with his "issues" at ages 19-21, has the chance to be a significant contributor for us...
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Hopefully Beasly and Percy Harvin don't start hanging out. Well maybe it will take care of Harvins migraines. Get at it this year boys. Make us proud of you. Better yet make yourself proud of yourself.
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Nothing like having to be defended by a CON man!!:)
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Jul 23, 2010
 
not saying they can get chris paul,it would be great, but wolves should become involved in the trade.
have the trade exemption, which new orleans would like to reduce their $$$.
make it a three-way and wolves could get something out of it.
rudy fernandez from portland (help rubio out when he gets here).

not sure how ....
clueless

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Jul 23, 2010
 
hollins and trade exemption to portland for rudy fernandez.

portland can then trade oden ,miller, hollins or bayless along with the trade exemption and two first round picks to new orleans for chris paul and emeka okafor.

everyone wins.

mr kahn ?
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'...newly acquired Michael Beasley had issues with maturity and with smoking "too much marijuana," but appears to have grown since then"


What?
Does this mean he is now producing his own 'recreational pasttime' materials?
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Fanatic wrote:
GM David Kahn has manuevered our roster into a group of players who will be the base for our success in two years --- AND gained assets in the process!! Not easy to do --- It's all about finding the right mix of players and it can take a turnstile to get there --- Mr Kahn has succeeded in that aspect and continues to hold multiple first round draft choices and maintain salary cap space for next year. Michael Beasley acquired for two SECOND-round choices is such a low-cost deal; and Beasley is still on the rookie-scale contract this year. Astute acquisition on a player that, even with his "issues" at ages 19-21, has the chance to be a significant contributor for us...



I can't stop laughing over this witty post. Really gave me a laugh for the day. Thanks.
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and the BEST thing is, it is all TRUE..."NOT A BELIEVER" is "NOT A FAN" ---Bye-Bye
Puff

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Jul 23, 2010
 
Puff the Magic Dragon...
KG in ND

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Jul 23, 2010
 
"Littering and....littering and....littering and....littering and....smokin' the reefer!!"
Sorry, that's all I could think of when I read that article. I hope all turns out well for the young guy. Hopefully he steps up his game.
NBA fantastic voyage

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Jul 23, 2010
 
Does the NBA still exempt pot from their drug testing? How much did this nimrod smoke if that is the case and he still got in trouble? They usually put people on meds in rehab. Lets hope the "new, improved" Beasley hasn't lost his fire now that he is likely on these meds. What's wrong with you Michael? Moderation in everything kid!
trust vs distrust

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Jul 23, 2010
 
If he trusts Beasley, why didn't he trust Cousins? Cousins is going to be a dominating beast for years to come. I think Beasley can do alright, but he will never have the presence, or value, of Cousins. Seriously, what would you tell the guy that just traded for you if he asked about your pot-smoking? At least we know Beasley is smart enough to say the right things. Some people are posting that they like the way Kahn is open about things... I think it's just that he likes to hear himself talk. We'll see when the rubber hits the road this winter just how good (or clueless) Kahn is.

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