According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Miami Heat have reached an agreement with Michael Beasley to join their training camp roster. Whether or not that leads to a guaranteed roster spot remains to be seen.
Beasley, a five-year veteran, has averaged 14.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 26.4 minutes while shooting 44.7 percent from the field throughout his career. Last season, he averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists as a member of the Phoenix Suns.
Michael Beasley will get $1.027 million nonguaranteed minimum salary as a five-year veteran.
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) September 11, 2013
Here is a quote from Pat Riley off the official Miami Heat Press Release:
“Michael had the best years of his career with us,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “We feel that he can help us.”
As a member of the Heat, Beasley averaged 14.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, appearing in 157 games and starting 97 of those.
Last week, it was reported that the Heat were indeed interested in the often-criticized forward, however, team officials were adamant that the rumors were simply that.
Now we see that it was all just a smokescreen on the part of management. Either that, or LeBron James made a quick call in favor of Be-Easy.