Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 2:02 pm  |  17 responses

Heat Working Hard to Trade Michael Beasley

Chad Ford and Marc Stein suggest the Heat are working diligently to move Beasley: “The surest way to know that LeBron James-to-Miami is a done deal before LeBron’s official announcement? If the Heat trade away Michael Beasley to create even more salary-cap space before the show starts. As of noon ET Thursday, Miami did not have a trade taker for Beasley, after numerous sources said that the Heat — as they’ve been doing for weeks — continued to shop 2008’s No. 2 overall pick with vigor for much of Wednesday. Yet sources say that a four-team trade scenario between the Heat, Raptors, Bobcats and Rockets hatched on the eve of LeBron’s hour-long “Decision” special on ESPN would enable Toronto to bring back an asset or two in the wake of Chris Bosh’s departure but also avoid taking back Beasley. Which is believed to be the only sort of sign-and-trade that the Raptors would consider.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Hey if it means Beasley or nothing I’ll take Beasley any day of the week.

  • WangChung

    so…who gets stuck with Be-Easy?

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  • george w. buckets

    we will gladly accept him in dallas!

  • cool j

    I think the problem might be salary wise,Beasly has game if I were Colengelo I would sign him.The Raps would then need just to upgrade the point guard position and they will be decent.

  • Keep

    There’s no doubt that the Raps need something in return for Bosh. If not, there’s only something like $4M to replace him? Not good. Getting Beasley might be a necessary evil.
    I’m interested in what that 4 team deal is though.

  • Drew

    The problem with the Beasley situation is that everyone holds him to such high standards being the No. 2 pick (Almost No. 1). If you take that away, he’s a decent enough and solid PF in the league. Look at Kwame Brown for instance. He was a No. 1 pick and yeah people bashed on him for not living up to that standard. However, he’s still considered a pretty good defensive big who can give contending teams a solid backup at the 5 and a little bit of 4. Back to Beasley though, it’s not like he’s making a ton of cash and not earning his pay. He’s still on rookie scale salary. When it comes time for his extension or free agency, no one is going to pay him all star money, he’ll always be good enough to earn what he’s making basically. Oh and don’t forget he’s still very young too and can still turn around and grow up. He’ll never grow into the standard everyone wants him to, once everyone gets over that he’s really not a bad player 4-5 option on a team with maybe 3rd option as his ceiling. This is just my opinion.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Damn. Miami acting like hes garbage.. Dude was the #2 pick, and hasent disappointed..

  • vtrobot

    it seems like beasley has a very easy time scoring, WHEN he makes the effort. seems like he COULD become a great player, on the right team, with the right coach, etc.

  • nicko

    Of course if you’re sharing the spotlight with D-Wade then you’re going to have seasons like Beasley has had. He may be a little inconsistent at time but hey, he’s still very young and we’ve seen at times that he can dominate. Just give him a steady dose of playing time and see what happens. Dallas would be a great situation for him with J-Kidd and Nowitzki.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    I’d like to see Detroit pick him up even though he’s insane…

  • nicko

    @wayno…not insane, down to earth. like ron artest.

  • Jose

    Beasley is good and i think The heat know that but riley’s plans probably don’t include keeping him. I Hope B-Easay does well wherever he goes if they manage trade him. I always thought it was cool that he plays left handed being a righty since i’m the same way. But anyways. He’ll do well somewhere

  • logues

    cosign BossTerry. this guy will be going only into his 3rd yr, and in his second season ppl were expecting him to be a all-star type player? cmon, give the guy some time. he’s gonna be a good player, just needs some time to develop. hes got a great jump shot for a big, explosiveness, very athletic, fast post moves. he’s gonna be a near if not 20 and 10 guy.

  • http://claydefayette@yahoo.com Clay

    Shouldn’t the headline be ‘Heat Continue Working Hard to Trade Michael Beasley’?

  • rob

    i told ya i told ya…wELCOME LEBRON

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Send him to the Bobcats, they have needed a shot in the arm in terms of scoring. They can also form a young nucleus of Augustine, Henderson, Beasley and Thomas for the future.