According to Yahoo Sports, the Miami Heat are considering resigning free agent forward Michael Beasley. The troubled forward reached a buyout with the Phoenix Suns this summer on the remaining two years of his contract.
This could have been due to his present issues with marijuana, which Beasley has struggled with since entering the league. Beasley was recently arrested and charged with marijuana possession, which has turned many teams away from potentially signing him. Even with his past transgressions, the Heat are interested in Beasley due to his ability to score.
Beasley played two seasons with the Heat, averaging 14.1 points and 5.9 rebounds in less than 30 minutes per game. Pat Riley traded Beasley in the summer of 2010 to the Minnesota Timberwolves for draft picks and salary cap space to help sign LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
With how strong the Heat organization is in terms of leadership and team effort, a potential signing of Beasley could only be considered a positive. It is a low-risk move if they are able to sign Beasley to a minimum salary contract. The Heat would need to start Beasley on the bench, with limited minutes at the beginning of the season to have him prove he can handle the playing time.
Beasley is only 24-years old, so there is still plenty of time for him to develop into a prime NBA player. Playing on a championship team will give him the experience he needs to elevate his game.