Timberwolves President Gersson Rosas had made his mark with trades in his first year in charge, most notably acquiring D'Angelo Russell from Golden State and dealing away Andrew Wiggins and Robert Covington.
Since being traded to the Wolves, Malik Beasley was playing some of the best basketball of his career. Then the season was postponed. He is a restricted free agent, meaning he could be elsewhere next season.
Adam Silver announced that the league and NBA Players' Association has agreed that the players would take a 25% pay cut beginning with their May 15 checks, as part of the "force majeure" clause on the league's CBA.