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Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 10:00 am  |  30 responses

Michael Beasley Reportedly Could Be Waived by the Phoenix Suns


Following his latest marijuana-related blunder, Michael Beasley’s time with the Phoenix Suns could be done. According to an emotional rant in the Arizona Sports website, the team is seriously considering cutting ties with SuperCool Beas: “The Phoenix Suns have until August 31 to release Michael Beasley, and it won’t take that long. The troubled former number 2 overall pick has worn out his welcome in the Valley of the Sun, and will soon be shown the door. The move will likely come sometime in the next week after the Suns have done their due diligence and checked all the facts regarding his arrest for possession of marijuana in Scottsdale earlier this week. But make no mistake about it, he will never play for the Suns again. [...] Unfortunately for the Suns, the rules in the NBA make sure that Beasley will get paid the $9 million he has left on his contract. As I reported earlier, it will most likely be done as part off a waive-and-stretch scenario where he gets his $9 million spread out over five years.”

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  • shockexchange

    Breaking: ESPN’s “30 for 30″ headed to Phoenix. *Welp*

  • JibbsIsBallin

    The special is going to do a documentary on how getting caught with some weed in your car will get you waived by an NBA team.

  • LLC#12

    He’s lucky he is talented, for most guys, this would be the end of their NBA career, but for super cool beas, I’m sure some teams will take a gamble on his services. Not sure what teams might be interested in him though..if he would come off the bench for Chicago, that might be a decent pickup…

  • Ben Ireland

    I’d like him in Charlotte. Let him put up numbers on a crappy team for a while, and push MKG in practice (if nothing else, Beas is talented offensively) and see how much he dares with Jordan there keeping an eye… And maybe losing will help him wise up and stop the off the court crap that’s holding him back from being a decent-to-good player.

  • Joey

    Does Amsterdam have a euro league team?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    He will be waived by August 31st. (i promise).

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    The Suns hired the guy a life coach and a mentor.
    They also told him he only had one-chance. Screw up at all, and you’re gone.

  • patrick

    dumb imo..it’s a natural plant..

  • Caboose

    Why is Charlotte so different than Phoenix though?

  • spit hot fiyah

    does he seem like a guy who will push others in practice? he seems uninteresting in real games and u talkin’ ’bout PRACTICE?

    “And maybe losing will help him wise up and stop the off the court crap….”

    didn’t help him in minnesota and pheonix, there was plenty of losing going on.

  • dyop

    best move of the off-season

  • bike

    He blew it. Pure and simple. Phx is doing the right thing.

    Don’t worry Beas. 9 mill. will buy you a lot of weed.

  • davidR

    you think he’ll ever mature? maybe one day he wakes up and gets his isht straight, but who knows

  • Ben Ireland

    I meant the putting up numbers on a bad team, and helping out the development of MKG. I think in the next 2 years, Beasley will be produce more points than Gilchrist, until MKG develops his offensive game. So in the meantime, hit the draft for next year, let Beasley put up his numbers while developing Gilchrist as well, and with Jordan’s influence hopefully turn Beas into a decent trade chip by mid season ’15. I mean, there’s lots could go wrong with my plan, that’s just what I’d try personally. Worst case, waive him, he’s not gonna command much of a salary in NBA terms right now, is he? And Charlotte doesn’t have much in the way of producing points either so I think it’d be worth a shot. I don’t think I can really argue why it didn’t work out in Phoenix, I haven’t a notion, but Year 1 in Minnesota, he averaged 19 points due to lack of options. The man can score, so let him sink the ship in Charlotte and let MKG fight a battle with a very skilled offensive forward every day for a year, then hopefully Beas will have regained some value and be an asset. If not, I can’t imagine them paying him more than 2 or 3 million a year anyway, waive his ass.

  • Ben Ireland

    I’m really not sure why he wasn’t good in Phoenix. But that team as a whole had horrible offensive seasons. Their high scorer was Dragic with 15 points, and I know he was in trouble with management alot. Maybe that’s all there is to it, management sacking f**k this guy and being done with him. I guess I just love his talent, but it’s looking more and more likely he’ll never reach his ceiling now. But when you’re Charlotte, it’s a low risk-high reward… Are many teams gonna be fighting for him this off-season after all?

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Man, I remember everyone on fantasy bball was saying how Beas was going to be THE sleeper pick. Looks like you can continue sleeping on him.

  • Alexzandar Davilijanovic

    This guy really make weed look bad, Kareem,The Chief , smoke but backed it up playing legendary bb, but this rich bum???.. bad for weed.

  • RunNGun

    Beasley to the Wizards. Make it happen, Ted.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i think most plants are natural

  • Solito

    What is all the fuss about? A lot of pro athletes smoke weed (and did already way back in the days). Some legends by now… Robert Parish got busted with weed back in ’93… at age 40. He had to pay $30 in court fee : )

  • JL

    try smoking the plastic ones.

  • JL

    what a drop off from derrick rose to this loser.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Nah, Phoenix went above and beyond, I don’t think he’ll even get a chance

  • pinoyBoy

    beasley is a bum and an absolute bust!! I thought he was going to be good cos they hyped him so much back in the day. guy is just no good at all. he better go and get a real job

  • D

    Man I smoke weed on the regular and I’ve never been caught with it , how do these guys keep getting caught . And for all you clowns saying he blew it ?!? , how do you figure he’s made more $$ than everyone on this site combined , and he’s gonna get 9 mill over 5 years , yeah he blew smoke rings up it’s ass

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Phoenix went above and beyond to get him to turn his career around. He’s probably out of the league for at minimum, this season.

  • Ben Ireland

    Can you give some examples of what they did? Im not arguing, Im genuinely curious. At a minimum salary, he’d be worth a chance though, right?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    They hired him a full-time life coach. They also brought in a former player to be a mentor. They warned him about making a mistake like this. What else can they really do? They also marketed him as a marquee player, which should have motivated him. That kind of love, if he ever does get another chance, is never coming back.

  • Ben Ireland

    I didn’t know any of that. Yeah, I think I’d agree with you guys, he’s throwing his talent away. But I still think he’s worth a minimum. I mean, not that it’s not millions of dollars, but maybe playing for the least amount of money on a team like the Bobcats would humble him and stoke a fire where he’d start taking things seriously. Who knows though, maybe you’re right and he’s out of the L.

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