Michael Beasley: ‘I’m Just Ready to Start My Life’

Beasley, in his introductory presser as a Wolf, also added that he loves dogs and long walks in the park. Which is just awesome. From the Star Tribune: “Michael Beasley hoisted his new No. 8 Timberwolves jersey for display Thursday afternoon at Target Center and declared himself eager for a new beginning only two years after Miami selected him No. 2 overall in the NBA draft. Dismissed by the Heat for a blue-light special price so it could complete the most sudden, glamorous franchise makeover in league history, Beasley introduced himself during a funny, seemingly honest news conference with an opening hello and happy-to-be-here and a closing, ‘I just want to play basketball. That’s it … I feel there’s a lot that the world don’t know about me,’ he said. ‘A lot of my game hasn’t been shown, a lot of my personality hasn’t been shown. I’m just ready to start my life.’ Beasley started all 78 games he played last season for a playoff team, but never fully blossomed in a complementary role to Dwyane Wade and Jermaine O’Neal. He seemed to bristle over the Heat’s disciplinary system and ways.”