On the afternoon of June 30, the sides thought they had a deal. On a conference call between the teams, everyone tentatively agreed. George to the Cavs, Love to the Nuggets, Harris and other pieces to the Pacers, sources said. Plans were put in place for a call to be arranged between George and Gilbert, an important step before the trade would become final, sources said. The front office began making other plans to complement George as free agency was about to begin.
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Now, Beasley will impart his knowledge to young ball players in his first Malik Beasley Boys Basketball Camp in Denver, to be held Aug. 5-6 at the Montbello Recreation Center, which was the site of the recent introductory press conference for newest Nugget and mentor to Beasley, Paul Millsap. Working hard has always been part of Beasley’s DNA. Beasley played his high school basketball at St. Francis High in Alpharetta, Ga., and coach Drew Catlett had a front row seat to witness Beasley’s work ethic. “Always had a great attitude,” Catlett said. “He just has an unbelievable work ethic. I’ve been coaching 30 years on different levels, I’m not sure I’ve ever been around a kid that works as hard as he does.”