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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 5:25 pm  |  76 responses

Michael Beasley Signs With the Miami Heat


The Heat have signed Michael Beasley on a training camp contract, according to Yahoo and confirmed by the team. The non-guaranteed deal is for one year at the veteran’s minimum:

The Suns waived Beasley earlier this month after was charged with marijuana possession. “Michael had the best years of his career with us. We feel that he can help us,” Pat Riley said. Not exactly saying much, Pat.

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  • Jordan Laesch

    I want to punch myself for even debating to myself “Rose vs Beasley” as a Bulls fan years ago (granted I tuned out of college ball that year when Sampson ruined IU)

  • Feez_22

    LOL don’t worry. A lot of people including myself were debating that as well. We all got trapped haha.

  • Gusbus

    So it will be a battle between him and rashard Lewis on who gets that third string sf/pf tweener role?

  • LakeShow

    Hmmmm…

  • Mike Gilbert

    Looks like the LeBron James free agency debate has ended early since the Heat just brought in his successor

  • danpowers

    lol

  • Feez_22

    Man…

    I know that beasley has fallen off these last few years but he did have his absolute best years in miami. Now he gets to play not only behind wade but behind lebron too to learn?

    Rage from opposing fans incoming.

  • danpowers

    i wouldnt call it rage… its just amusing. do you expect him to play anywhere without any drama?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    if somebody somehow gets this guy to care. that’s going to totally suck, people are going to be unbearable.

  • MUBWAR

    man the heat are so deep in every position Rio-Norris-lbj wade-ray-jamesjones lbj-battie-beasley bosh-lewis birdman-oden-joel. 3peat anyone?

  • Feez_22

    nope. he will def have drama in miami lol.

  • turk

    He was a killer a KS. st. I wanted the bulls to draft him too. I thought Rose was the product of having a starting 5 of NBA players but he proved me wrong. I mean how many people would have drafted KD over Oden. KD was so skinny in college and Oden was a beast.KD turned into a top 5 player.

  • danpowers

    wait for it… waaaaaaaiiiiiiiiitttt foooorr iiiiit…. lol

  • CzechMate

    This dude is like Eddy curry someone gonna sign him

  • dannyb

    On the plus side, I think Greg Oden has a medical marijuana card.

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Saw him and Chalmers hanging out last night in public, kinda figured this was going to happen. Wade had Beasley under his wing before the current Heat era. Beasley learned a lot from Wade. I think its going to be even better for Beasley with the current team from a learning/mentoring perspective.

  • MACARONI

    Checkmate.

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Don’t think it would be much of a battle. Beasley is a better player overall than Lewis. Lewis has not been beneficial to the Heat at all since he has been signed.

  • Feez_22

    lmao the countdown to beasley messing up begins!

  • Conor

    Durant was always the more talented of he and Oden.

    Beasley and Rose, on the other hand, was more difficult for me to see. I thought they would both have excellent careers, but Rose was the one who encompassed the ideologies of professionalism while Beasley’s lack thereof should have been a cause for concern. Oh well. Wade and James will teach him how to win (hopefully, for basketball’s sake, without Beasley becoming the latest Heat flopper).

    The combination Miami, Indiana, Chicago, Brooklyn, and – to a lesser degree – New York, barring injury, will make the majority of the Eastern Conference Playoffs exciting for the first time since the 90s. The East had been a wasteland since 2000.

  • Mike From Spain

    He had his highest scoring season in Minnessota… see what I did there?

  • Shumpert
  • russian guy

    His success will depend on how well he swings and passes the ball.He was a ball stopper all of his career,which won’t work with the pass-centric Miami offense.He is talented,skilled so it’s up to him to get his ‘head straigt’.

  • K_HOLIDAY

    HIGH expectations!!!

  • skippyD

    Please lets not promote the use of drugs.

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Try explaining that to people that think they don’t have a deep bench. I think their roster is unmatched. Hell Yea for a 3Peat.

  • Jordan Laesch

    he’s not, just legal medical weed, I’m on it right now as I write this, I’m not ODing!

  • happyT

    plz drug use is bad

  • MUBWAR

    they don’t know what they talking about

  • Interdico Scriptor

    yeah and Jesus is good for u

  • Interdico Scriptor

    Meh. Y’all overreacting, as usual. Someone that no-one wants joins someone who has a good chance of winning a 3rd time. Big deal,so what. There are other teams in the L

  • FuTangClan

    ur an fagit

  • JC

    Beasley hasn’t been beneficial to any team that ever signed him.

  • JML-G

    lay off the pipe please

  • dunkbar

    it is bewildering to me that in a league is so concerned about their image, weedheads like beasley still get contracts time and again. “no matter how messed up you are, we’ll still throw lots of money at you as long as you are 6’10”, athletic and a ballhog scorer” … is this the message they want to send to young people looking up to nba organizations and players?! too bad they don’t seem to care …

  • Dfrance

    Crazy to think getting caught with that weed can potentially be the best thing to ever happen to his NBA career.

  • Caboose

    I was firmly in the Oden camp, and I’ll admit that. To me though, I was NEVER a fan of Beasley and his transition to the NBA. Those “skilled” tweeners never quite seem to pan out, and Beaslay fit right square in the middle of that. He didn’t have the handle or court vision to initiate an offense a la Lamar Odom or even Boris Diaw, and he was unwilling (unable?) to refine any semblance of a post game. The rare player who WAS able to make an impact with that style of game is Carmelo Anthony, and that’s simply because he is freakishly skilled.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Please, stop promoting the use of ignorance.

  • TR

    My favorite Beasley story is about how before the draft his height kept getting lower and lower and before you knew it dude was like 6’5″ on draft night. Obviously hes not that short, but thats the last time he was relavent.

  • Dfrance

    I wouldn’t really call Melo a tweener, he’s a pretty standard SF IMO.

  • Roger Rogers

    I’m calling it now, Super Cool Beas is going to take a swing at Bron.

  • bike

    LeBron can talk to his masculine side, Bosh can talk to his feminine side, and Anderson can talk to his doper side. Got it covered.

  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    lol hows he bad for you?

  • Anthony

    A lot of distractions in and around the heat in addition to a retooled Eastern Conf makes that 3peat even more challenging.

  • Blarmac

    Same here, tough time for Hoosiers. I had one of those blue t-shirts with a red tie on it even. Damn it.

  • Smits#45

    You can say what you want about Beasley but having him on your bench is not that bad considering he could be a starter on a lot of other teams in the NBA.

  • ldy2

    Don’t disrespect my GOD

  • Jordan Laesch

    Haha I still have my Sampson shirt too, might rock it one day as a joke

  • Caboose

    That’s fair, he just typically plays from the post more than your average SF.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    pretty sure he will say something about how the vast majority of wars have been religion related…..or have used religion as the excuse to have a war, even if that isn’t the actual reason. that’s normally what people who use Jesus/God for these types of arguments say.

  • Ben

    Except he lost his starting gig on the worst team in the western conference.

  • LakeShow

    A standard SF who is at his best as a PF…

    Bron’s the same.

  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    lol smh

  • Busta213

    I imagine Beas has burned his bridges with most teams, but for the Heat he isn’t an unknown quantity so those guys will think they can get him back on track.
    NBA teams will put up with a decent amount of BS as long as you bring wins. More wins usually = more $$$$

  • j

    this is how the internet has made all you guys into idiotic fools. theres an article about michael beasley and all you can do is argue about god and weed laws. SMMFH

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    “this is how the internet has made all you guys into idiotic fools”
    .
    .
    says the guy on the internet criticizing people because they aren’t arguing over Michael freaking Beasley but rather discussing something prevalent in all of our everyday lives….and i wasn’t even arguing.
    .
    talk about an idiotic fool.

  • Dfrance

    Good point.

  • Conor

    While this is still fresh: Russell Westbrook was just given the funniest/worst nickname in N.B.A. history: “Kate Moss”.

  • Smits#45

    true, I was talking stat wise.

  • initbruv

    Religion in general has caused its fair share of misfortune. But, then again, so have drugs.

  • Dash Jones

    I really think this is a good move for the both of em. I’d love to see Be Easy Beasley get his groove back with the team he started with. Hopefully he can help the Heat get that 3peat!

  • Alexzandar Davilijanovic

    F Your God and F u 2

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com/ Off The Backboard

    He’s getting paid the minimum, and there clearly were not very many teams vying for his attention. The Heat picked him because he is low risk hiiiiiiiigh (customary joke) reward at this point. Even more, its a training camp contract, its not even guraranteed. If he fails here, he’s pretty much out of the league unless there is a massive attitude and commitment shift.

    I also highly doubt young people who look up to NBA players are looking up to “Super Cool Beas” as a role model.

  • LakeShow

    I think you are liking it way more than everyone else…

  • Conor

    Where’s your funny bone? Imagine the ridicule and trash talk this guy is going to receive from Garnett, Bryant, etc. Hilarious.

  • dannyb

    Wow, I logged into Slam and saw that my comment got 51 likes, and inspired a debate of religion vs. pot. Big day.

  • FuTangClan

    letz prmote the youz ov dese nutz

  • FuTangClan

    I se wat u did dere. no I nvr. r u criing?

  • JL

    Why not? He’s 6’8, can shoot, mobile for a big man, cool under pressure, young, can (puff puff) pass pretty well obviously. On top of that his hairline isn’t receding (doesn’t need a ever retreating hairband to hide it).

  • JL

    Well, at least it will give him the best chance of getting an undeserved ring. His contract is non guaranteed though. Even at his state he’s still worth a league minimum contract though IMO.

  • Evan Boland

    lol God

  • MasterSplinter

    Dfrance….You are definitely right on track with the thought process.

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  • King David

    to think there was ever a debate between Rose, Beasley, and Mayo SMH, to make it worst nobody thought Kevin Love was that great ! “EXPERTS” huh ?

  • Jerome

    Beasley had his own shoe … tanked his own damn self and now has to face the demons that started his downward spiral. I hope he can overcome.

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