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Heat sign Michael Beasley to non-guaranteed contract

09/11/2013 at 3:03 pm By

michael beasley heatTroubled NBA prospect turned journeyman Michael Beasley has reportedly agreed to a training camp invite with the Miami Heat, according the Y! Sports insider Adrian Wojnarowski. The contract is of the non-guaranteed variety and is for one year. Beasley will be paid the veteran minimum of $1 million if he makes the roster.

Miami selected Beasley second overall in 2008 out of Kansas State. Beasley played two seasons with the Heat before being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2011. Beasley was released by the Phoenix Suns in August just one year after signing a three-year, $18 million contract last summer. The Suns released Beasley after he was arrested on a marijuana charge earlier this past summer. Beasley averaged a career-low 10.1 points per game last season and has career averages of 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds in what has been a disappointing career to date.

If he even makes the regular season roster, the chances of Beasley having a significant role on the two-time defending champion Heat are minimal at best. Beasley hasn’t proven to be able to stay focused on basketball and avoiding off the court issues so far in his eight-year career. Hopefully playing with consummate professionals such as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will help Beasley turn around his fleeting NBA career.

-ALR

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