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Sources: Heat clear space, deal Beasley

Updated: July 10, 2010, 2:25 AM ET
By Marc Stein and Chad Ford | ESPN.com

The Miami Heat quickly followed up their triumph in the LeBron James sweepstakes by finding a taker for Michael Beasley.

But they had to virtually give away the No. 2 overall pick from the 2008 draft to do so.

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that the Heat agreed Thursday night to a trade that will send Beasley to the Minnesota Timberwolves, who can simply absorb Beasley into empty salary-cap space and furnish Miami with additional financial flexibility ...

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