Michael Beasley Working Out For the Spurs
The NBA champs aren’t resting on their laurels and are still trying to add more firepower.
One last slot
According to reports, free agent forward Michael Beasley is in San Antonio this week working out with the NBA’s defending champion San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs have 14 guaranteed contracts on board for next season and have not yet come to terms with their remaining restricted free agent Aron Baynes.
On the other hand, Beasley has worked out with several NBA teams this offseason, most notably with the Los Angeles Lakers. But the 25-year old former #2 pick of the 2008 NBA draft has remained without a team until now with only a couple of weeks to go before training.
Lost in rotation
Beasley appeared in 55 regular season games with the Miami Heat last season, logging 15.1 minutes per game and averaging 7.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. However he was lost in Coach Erik Spoelstra’s playoff rotation and played just four games this past postseason while scoring 2.8 points per game.
Beasley was drafted behind Chicago’s Derrick Rose and ahead of Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Serge Ibaka and Nicolas Batum in the 2008 NBA draft by the Miami Heat. Last season was his second tour of duty with the Heat after spending two seasons in Minnesota and one season in Phoenix. Beasley has career averages of 13.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.
After six NBA seasons, the sweet shooting left handed forward remains a very productive offensive weapon. Beasley’s best season came in 2011 when he averaged 19.2 points for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Beasley was waived by the Phoenix Suns after one season following multiple off court issues involving marijuana.
Beasley’s marijuana troubles have caused NBA teams to shy away from him. But the former Kansas State star is unquestionably a very potent scorer. His per 36 minutes averages for 2014 are 18.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1 steal per gam
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