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.”