MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Timberwolves have declined to make qualifying offers to forwards Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph, making them both unrestricted free agents.
The Timberwolves announced the expected moves Saturday. They also extended the deadlines they had to reach buyout agreements with veterans Martell Webster and Brad Miller to allow them more time to try to work out trades involving both players. Beasley averaged a career-low 11.2 points per game last season while battling numerous injuries. The $8.1 million qualifying offer for the former No. 2 overall draft choice caused the Wolves to move on. Randolph averaged 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in sporadic playing time last season. He could return to the team if he signs for less than his $4 million qualifying offer.
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