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Published March 15, 2012, 03:32 PM

Timberwolves stand pat at trade deadline

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are standing pat.

By: JON KRAWCZYNSKI, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are standing pat.

The Wolves did not make a deal on Thursday before the trading deadline passed, meaning they will try to chase down a playoff spot with the roster as is.

The Wolves considered several offers for forward Michael Beasley and were in search of a prototypical shooting guard like Portland's Jamal Crawford or Orlando's Jason Richardson. But in the end, the Wolves resisted Portland's wishes to add guard Luke Ridnour in a potential three-team deal that would have landed them Crawford.

Beasley is averaging 11.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game this season and has moved from the starting small forward to the team's first man off the bench.

The Timberwolves started the day in ninth place in the West, just behind Houston.