Beasley trade talks ongoing with teams trying to woo Howard

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If you were Dwight Howard, would the presence of Michael Beasley on a team make you want to play there?

I wouldn’t think so either, but some of the teams most active in trying to get the forward out of Minnesota are teams trying to impress Howard, according to Ken Berger at CBSSports.com.

It’s no secret that Minnesota is likely to trade Michael Beasley, with the most interested potential suitors being the Boston, the Lakers and Orlando. The Magic are pursuing multiple avenues in an attempt to improve the team in the hopes that a long playoff run could persuade Howard to stay. If Orlando holds off on trading Howard at the deadline, sources say Beasley could be a viable piece for the Nets to add as they try to upgrade their talent to make the team more attractive to Howard and Deron Williams.

Does everyone else see more there than I do? He is putting up 11.9 points on 44 percent shooting this year, with a PER of 13.7 that is below the league average. If you let him shoot a lot he can score a lot of points, but he is not going to do it in an efficient way that helps you win. Plus there are questions of his, um, maturity and focus. That’s what we’ll call it.

And I don’t see how that helps attract Howard.