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Does Michael Beasley Have a Future with the Miami Heat?

July 25th, 2014 at 7:41 PM
By Glenn Minnis

Michael Beasley began his career with the Miami Heat, as he was drafted with the second overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft behind Derrick Rose, who was drafted first overall to the Chicago Bulls. Many projected Beasley to have a great all-star career and some even questioned whether or not the Bulls should have taken Beasley instead of Rose. Those debates are over now as Rose was Rookie of the Year, and even an NBA MVP as well. Beasley on the other hand has never even made it to an all-star. Now the question is whether or not the Heat even have room to bring Beasley back as a bench player.

 

Beasley showed a lot of promise coming out of Kansas State after his freshmen campaign. Many NBA Draft experts viewed him as a can't miss star. Soon after he arrived in Miami, people realized that he just could not live up to the hype. After a couple of bad seasons, Beasley found himself dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a move to make room for the now defunct Miami Heat "Big Three."

In the 2010-11 NBA Season, Beasley would have his best season. He averaged 19 points per game along with 5.6 rebounds a contest. The following season he suffered a setback in points and across the board including points, and games played. This would be Beasley's last season playing in Minnesota as well.

Soon, he found himself in Phoenix, playing for the Phoenix Suns. There, he only averaged 10 points per contest and realized that their was no future in Phoenix either. This led him back to his old stomping grounds in Miami for a second stint. It did not go over well and he found himself mainly on the bench, barely getting any playing time.

Now Beasley finds himself a free agent with the latest report being that Miami is not making any commitments to him or Greg Oden. Hopefully Beasley finds somewhere else that he can call home permanently, because when his head is on straight, he can be an explosive player. Unfortunately, with all of the moves the Heat have made recently, it may not be enough room for Beasley to be on the squad. Hopefully he can find his home somewhere else, if not Miami.

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