The Phoenix Suns waived forward Michael Beasley today pursuant to a termination agreement between the club and him. In accordance with that agreement, the compensation owed to him by the team will be reduced, and the Suns’ salary cap room will be increased for both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.
“The Suns were devoted to Michael Beasley’s success in Phoenix,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “However, it is essential that we demand the highest standards of personal and professional conduct as we develop a championship culture. Today’s action reflects our commitment to those standards. The timing and nature of this, and all of our transactions, are based on the judgment of our Basketball leadership as to how best to achieve our singular goal of rebuilding an elite team.”
“We have high standards for all of our players,” said Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough. “We expect them to represent the team and the community in a positive manner both on and off the court.”
Beasley signed a three-year contract with Phoenix as a free agent on July 20, 2012, and in his one season with the Suns, played in 75 games with averages of 10.1 points and 3.8 rebounds.
Do you guys think there is any team left in the NBA who'd take a risk on him? My guess is someone would probably be willing to sign him to a veteran minimum because he'd be easily rid of if he started causing problems.
wow, this dude needs to get his head screwed on straight. he needs not just a coach, but a leader among men as a coach. doc, pop, or thibs would be the only way he can be effective enough to be worth it at this point imo.
It probably won't happen but Id like the spurs to take him. Being around Timmy and Pop would set a very good example for him. Hopefully this is a wake up call for him.
Could Beasley be the NBA biggest "mess" this side of Royce White ?
Kinda hoping the Knicks pick him up just to pile on the weirdos they already got. Could Mike Woodson survive a season around Beasley, Metta, Amare, Melo, JR Smith, Kenyon Martin, and Felton on a daily basis?
You would need like...400 basketballs on the court at once to make that team happy. Let's not forget Bargs, who isn't afraid of taking bad shot after bad shot either
In all honesty, if I was a GM, I wouldn't touch this guy. The negatives outweigh the positives with Beasley. He has tons of talent, but he just doesn't have any direction in life. It's really sad story with him.
Denver Nuggets, while he is in his home team state marijuana would be legal so he would never get a ticket/arrested for possession; no arrests no suspensions unless he is "randomly" tested.
I'm sure that's exactly what the Nuggets board are discussing this very minute. I couldn't think of a worse fit for the Nuggets than Beasley with the way they play.
I don't see them taking a chance on him. Just not their kind of character guy, even though I think Thibs could pull it off. It would also be a bit ironic as D. Rose and Beasley did come out the same year.
Bro just needs to go to amsterdam to play if he's going to keep smoking
Serious question, pot is legal as a recreational drug in Colorado. Could he play for the nuggets and smoke pot and play?
Does the NBA not have a no-drug policy? I don't think it being legal for recreational use in a certain state would matter if the NBA doesn't allow it in the first place.
Driving around high with no tags and a suspended license isn't legal in any state.
Go to Indiana, Indiana, Indianaaa!
To any NBA team that tries to take him on. Any team that takes a risk with him needs to have a non-guaranteed deal that's predicated on him seeking mental health help. He needs help getting over his drug addiction first. And to answer questions, yes, marijuana addiction IS REAL- it's even in the new psychiatric diagnostic manual. I could see him bouncing around the D-League or Europe, realistically.
As a suns fan my reaction was: Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, YES.
Beasley has gone through 3 teams already, the Heat, the Wolve's, and now the Suns. Two of those three teams, the Wolve's and Sun's are desperate for talent and were willing to give Beasley a longer leash than he deserved.
Somebody will fall victim again. Beasley will say what he needs to say, and will do what he needs to do.........for a while. Then he will just go back to doing what he does......and get released again.
What a chump.
I wish the best for B Easy. One of the best talents ive ever seen. He needs to get his head together and start focusing more on Ball
He gave them a discount . Considering his next salary isn't a definately going to be in the NBA id think he'd want all his money owed.
Phoenix got off lightly.
Some team, some coach, will think THEY are the one that can bring Mike around. I imagine he will get another chance. What will that make..........his fourth?
Teams are sure slow to learn.