Often troubled forward Michael Beasley may be heading back to the franchise that selected him with the second pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. As if the Miami Heat needed anymore talent to add to their team, the veterans on the Heat reportedly are in favor of bringing Beasley back to South Beach.
Although no offer has been made, the Miami Heat brass are interested in bringing Beasley back. At a cheap price, Beasley could mature and grow into the player he’s very capable of being under the tutelage of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh. There is no doubting his scoring ability, and at 24 years old, he still has a huge upside if the Heat can get him to mature.
Via Yahoo Sports:
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.
If the Heat were to add Beasley to the mix, they would have two high ceiling “projects”, the other being longtime injury-prone center Greg Oden. If the two players were to make strides this year, the Heat could be more dangerous than ever. Beasley may be more appealing however, because of his ability to stay on the court and be productive.
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Beasley had two productive seasons with the Heat, averaging 14.1 points in less than 30 minutes a game. Beasley averaged a career-best 19.2 points for the T’wolves in 2010-11. He struggled in the first season of a three-year deal with the Suns, shooting 40.5 percent and averaging 10.1 points.
Nevertheless, Beasley’s ability to score makes him an intriguing low-cost, reclamation project for a franchise like Miami with strong leadership and structure throughout the organization.
Lets just be glad hes not anywhere near JR Smith…