Saturday, September 7, 2013
Miami Heat might take a flier on Michael Beasley
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that the Miami Heat might be interested in bringing in Beasley.
The two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat are considering the possibility of bringing back troubled free-agent forward Michael Beasley, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Several of the Heat's key veteran players are supportive of the signing of Beasley, and he has a strong interest in returning to the franchise responsible for taking him with the second overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft, sources told Yahoo.
No offer has been made and no deal is considered imminent, sources said.
Beasley was bought out of his contract with the Phoenix Suns despite having a wealth of talent on a terrible team. Beasley was charged with marijuana possession in August and has had issues with marijuana in the past.
Beasley is still young enough to salvage a his NBA career and the Heat are good enough and have a strong enough locker room to handle any troubles Beasley could bring. beasley wouldn't be asked to do much except be a solid role player off the bench and maybe spell LeBron James at small forward every now and then. He wouldn't be asked to be a savior or a franchise cornerstone, he would just be able to focus on basketball.
This deal isn't in the works as of now and don't expect it to be done anytime soon.