Michael Beasley Had to Wear Kevin Love’s Shoes Due to Sprained Toe

Thanks to Kevin Love’s “fat foot”, Michael Beasley was able to play through his painful toe injury a couple of nights ago. Reports the Star Tribune: “So who says nobody on the Timberwolves can fill Kevin Love’s shoes? Michael Beasley did in a 117-100 victory over Denver on Sunday, when he borrowed a pair of Love’s size-19 sneakers because his sprained big toe was too swollen to fit comfortably into his own. ‘He’s got a fat foot,’ Beasley said. ‘He’s like a triple E or something.’ The forward played 22 minutes, scoring 11 points on 5-for-15 shooting despite a bad toe that caused him to miss Friday’s double-overtime loss at Oklahoma City. He and guard Luke Ridnour (groin, sore back) practiced Monday with their various ailments while guard J.J. Barea, center Nikola Pekovic and Love did not. Neither Barea (thigh contusion) nor Pekovic (ankle bone spurs) accompanied the team Monday on its two-game road trip to Memphis and Charlotte. That leaves the Wolves without two starters and a top reserve — and with others playing injured — as they enter their final 16 games believing they need a four- or five-game winning streak to leapfrog Phoenix, Denver and Houston and reach a playoff spot.”