The Heat may bring back Michael Beasley to Miami (Click on the link below)
If I'm the Lakers, I'm taking the chance on Beasley...After all they did take a chance on Shawne Williams who has as much or more off the court issues as Beasley...And come on, like what Josh Howard said a couple years ago, 80% of the players in the NBA smokes weed...Jr. Smith just got suspended 5 days for it, at least Beasley isn't popping mollies or taking crack.lol If "B-Easy" ends up back on the Heat, they'll be even more scarier...The Lakers should prevent that from happening
So you sign a player you dont really need so a team you see twice a year wont have him?
Many of the players in the NBA may smoke weed but most of them aren't headcases. Beasley is only going to hurt a team, he's the perfect piece to add if you want to tank. He wouldn't help the Heat in the least bit, I'd rather have Haslem.
Low risk, high reward. Yeah hes got problems but hes only 24, he has alot of time to get it together. Worst comes to worst they waive him right? So why not? Hes got talent and playing on a contender could do him wonders. Seeing how Lebron, Ray allen, Wade and Battier really prepare mentally and physically everyday could really set an example for him. And that what he needs at this point. He could give the Heat youth off the bench, spread the floor and run.
I don't think Beasley smoking weed is really all that big of a deal. I think that a good number of NBA players do smoke weed. Marijuana is the least of Michael Beasley's concerns. The guy is just a complete and utter waste of talent. He has no direction in his life and is in serious need of a role model. His talent is undeniable, but he has most likely ran out of opportunities in the NBA. In my opinion, Beasley has no business in the NBA due to his terrible attitude and unwillingness to learn from his past mistakes.
I don't know if he deserves it, but if a good coach takes the best out of him he could be a major steal on the FA market and a great contributor off the bench.
Major steal in the free agent market!! Not!! The suns felt that why last year..
If he was on the Heat, there is no reason other than a severe injury bug that he should ever see the significant playing time. He would hurt their defense and his strength on offense is shot creation, which the Heat don't need at all. He isn't that great of a shooter or passer, so he would hurt floor spacing also. Udonis Haslem, James Jones, and Shane Battier are all superior players. And Chris Bosh is a better floor spacer, in addition to being a far superior player.
You speak as if this Heat team walked through the playoffs they SURVIVED they do need another weapon offensively with the loss of Mike Miller.
Mike Beasley would probably excel playing on the heats bench offensively because all he would have to do is hit open shots. Defensively i don't see that coming along anytime soon(Melo just started playing defense).
As for he Lakers? Them signing Beasley would be a tank they already got a project in Wesley Johnson and they'd dump him by next summer if he has a bad season.
the heat would have nothing to lose or gain with signing him... if somehow the veteran leadership gets to his head and playing with guys like the big can motivate him... then at best he would get like 8-10 points off the bench... but I really don't see that happening anytime soon with this bafoon
i would absolutely love if this would happen, id get to see 2 of my favorite players(lebron n beas) playing together and i really think lebron could help beasley and stay focused..lebron seems like a pretty positive dude...if only this really did happen
80% of Americans smoke weed and own a gun. No wonder why their economy and Armed Forces are are laughing stock to the rest of the world.
This better be sarcasm, because Greece's economy isn't exactly a model of success.
i honestly hope my bulls take a shot at him, we need a scorer off the bench with the loss of Nate and belinelli, and i think thibs could be good for his dwindling career i think players Beasley and Jr smith need tough coaching and structure, not saying the coaches they have played for were not good but there not thibs or pop or phil, also with beasley he needs to play with a superstar that could just allow him to do him, ppl forget when he was healthy on minny with k love he played his best basketball
80% 8 out of 10 people own a gun or smoke weed? i mean i guess the whole smoking thing but even 8 for 10 seems a lil HIGH to me lol
If I'm tanking in hopes of a high lottery pick next year, I might sign Michael Beasley.
I look at it this way...
He has as much potential as any potential draft pick this year maybe outside of Wiggins (if he got his *&%# together), so why not take the minimal risk on a 1 year deal (maybe even a non-guaranteed or partially guaranteed deal). If you're the 76ers/Jazz/Magic/Bobcats and he lives up to his potential, you're still gonna be picking in the lottery (so you don't have to worry about losing the pick, he won't be that much of a game changer on such a bad team), just a few spots later at the most, plus you have potential star Michael Beasley.
If he doesn't reach his potential, it'll probably be a disaster again and the team will lose a ton of games while giving him minutes, thus allowing them to still get a very high draft pick.
So unless you're vying for a playoff spot, or honestly think you have the best chance at the No. 1 pick (Philly IMO), why not?
The Heat are relatively weak at the backup small forward position. They could use another scorer from the wing spot off the bench to replace Mike Miller and hedge against a declining Shane Battier. Downside is, Beasley becomes too much of a distraction and they cut him without any long term consequences. At worst, Beasley takes some minutes from James Jones, Ray Allen, and Shane Battier early on in the season, leaving those three a little bit fresher for the stretch run. Then they can cut him if he doesn't work out, then pick up more of a 3 point specialist at the deadline to replace some of Beasley's minutes.
His upside is that he gives the Heat a legit scorer off the bench. Mike would give them some great depth off the bench with guys like Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Oden, and Birdman. He could give you 8-10 points and 4-5 rebounds on average and then give you 15 and 7 every now and then. You obviously have a chance of rolling out a high-upside Beasley out there with LeBron, Wade, Bosh, and Greg Oden. Two number one picks, a number two pick, and two other high lottery picks. Nobody should be able to touch these guys if they are all clicking.
As far as upside goes, this team could win 70 games in my opinion if everyone is healthy. I wouldn't even count on GREAT years from Oden or Beasley, just solid ones with decent improvement from Chalmers and Norris Cole.
What Beasley could give them offensively off the bench would be a secondary scorer next to Ray Allen and more of a mid-range guy or a guy who can take it to the hole. They would have Birdman or Oden inside to protect the paint. Beasley could play some stretch four which would allow Battier to move to the 3 spot (Battier got beaten down by battling power forwards all year), or he could go to the 3 with Udonis Haslem at the 4 (Haslem is still serviceable in short spurts but he looks like he is really slipping). Beasley would be the third rebounder here behind Haslem and Oden/Birdman, and the second scorer behind Ray Allen. That should be a great situation for Beasley. Then in a year or two he could turn into their sixth man.
Mike Miller is obviously a great 3 point shooter and a better passer/facilitator than Beasley, but he wasn't good on defense, he wasn't athletic, and he was always injured. MM gave the Heat a handful of good games (at best) in the last two playoff runs, and I think Beasley could do the same. Beasley could also take some pressure off James Jones who can now just focus on being a 3 point specialist and not the second scoring option on the perimeter. Beasley can help space the floor as either a 3 or a 4. I think he can make Jones and Ray Allen more effective since they won't have to do too much. He can also give some rest to Haslem and Battier. He also takes some pressure and attention away from Greg Oden if he signs.
The Heat are an ideal landing spot for Beasley. One of the best organizations in the game, he's played for the team before, and he should have a fairly defined role coming off the bench. He will also be humbled in being the 7th or 8th best guy on the team in terms of raw talent. He can learn something from just about every one on that team. I think the guy is a very talented player but I don't see him as being a leader. The Heat have a ton of leaders on the team so Beasley can just go out and play.
I just don't see Pat Riley wanting any part of Beasley again although without the previous history the Heat would have been a good location for him to be a bench scorer as their main bench isn't getting any younger.
Also what does dope smoking and owning a gun have to do with each other.
If Beasley was with a gun that would be worrying