Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.

Report: Beasley breaks wrist in China?

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves players, Wolves news Updated: August 29, 2011 - 12:18 PM

It has been one long, hot, eventful summer for Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley.

First, there was that traffic stop here in the Twin Cities when he was pulled over for speeding and then ticketed for marijuana possession in June.

Then he pushed an obnoxious fan in the face during a streetball tournament in New York City earlier this month.

And now HoopChina reports that Beasley injured his wrist -- and possibly broke it -- while dunking after an exhibition game in China on Sunday night.

Beasley was there with a team that includes Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce.

Beasley scored a game-high 32 points against a Chinese team in Beijing and then hurt his wrist in what apparently was the last game of a tour there.

Pierce tweeted early this morning that he's headed back home to the States after a "great" trip.

If Beasley's wrist indeed is broken, he could be sidelined two to three months.

Of course, there's no guarantee the Wolves and the NBA will be playing by then.


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