The Miami Heat raised some eyebrows last off-season when they signed Michael Beasley to an one-year deal. The Heat hoped that Beasley would crack the rotation and give some much-needed scoring off the bench. Well none of that happened as Beasley played a meaningless role during the playoffs. One person who was disappointed with Beasley’s focus on the basketball court was LeBron James.
“The summer should be an interesting one for former second overall pick Michael Beasley, who is a free agent and is not likely to return to Miami after a disappointing second stint with the club. NBA sources said James was not pleased with Beasley’s focus and he lost the confidence of coach Erik Spoelstra shortly into the season. In one sequence that typified his career, Beasley swooped in for a tip-dunk in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. On the Spurs’ next possession, Beasley got lost on a pick-and-roll, allowing Diaw an open 3-pointer, which of course he swished. Beasley is likely to get a one-year deal on the open market and his past year in Miami did little to help his reputation.”
Well it sounds like Beasley won’t get a chance to make things right as his contract won’t be renewed. It’s a shame because Beasley is talented but for some reason he can’t put it all together.