5 Former Timberwolves that Minnesota can re-sign this offseason

There are several former Timberwolves players the front office can target this summer.
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1. Malik Beasley

Ex-Timberwolf Malik Beasley's best seasons came in Minnesota. After beginning his career in Denver, the sharpshooting guard was sent to the Twin Cities at the 2020 trade deadline. Upon arriving in Minneapolis, Beasley's game took off.

In an abbreviated season playing for the Wolves, Beasley averaged 20.7 points and 3.5 triples per game. Later in 2020, the Timberwolves re-signed the 6-foot-4 guard to a four-year, $60 million deal. To begin the 2020-21 season, Beasley continued his strong play from a season ago, averaging nearly 20 points per game.

The Florida State product's time in Minnesota was cut short when the Wolves included him in a trade to acquire Gobert from the Jazz. After the trade, Beasley's role shifted to more of a specialist's. Beasley hasn't averaged more than 13.0 points per game in any of the last three campaigns, but he has knocked down at least 220 3-pointers each season.

Despite the continued consistency, Beasley signed a one-year, veterans minimum contract with the Bucks last offseason. The former Nugget claimed his decision to sign with Milwaukee was based on the squad's experience, stability, and championship-level aspirations.

If Beasley's reasoning is the same a year later, why not Minnesota? The Wolves will return their top seven players and are coming off a Western Conference Finals appearance. Beasley would be a key cog in the Timberwolves' reserve unit alongside Alexander-Walker and Reid.

More playing time might be available elsewhere, but the Wolves need shooting and minutes to replace Anderson and Morris—if both players decide to jump ship—thus heavy minutes will still need to go around.