Lakers Rumors: Michael Beasley Workout Buzz And What Signing Would Mean For L.a. | Bleacher Report

September 1, 2014

Beasley has shown his potential in past NBA seasons, averaging 14.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game with the Miami Heat in 2009 and a career-high 19.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game one season later with the Minnesota Timberwolves . Last season, Beasley played 55 games for Miami, starting two, and he averaged 7.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in just 15.1 minutes per game. While it appears the 25-year-old forward is capable of decent production, maturity issues have plagued him throughout his career. The Phoenix Suns parted ways with Beasley following the 2012-13 season, citing his inability to meet the team's "standards of personal and professional conduct." More recently, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reportedthe Heat aren't interested in bringing Beasley back for the coming season: A person with direct knowledgecited several reasons for the Heat's lack of interest [in Beasley]: Inconsistency, lack of trust in his defense (and ability to execute the Heat's defensive system), and maturity/focus issues, whichare still a concern even though he improved somewhat in thatregard last season. It appears as though it's time for the Lakers to weigh the risk of signing Beasley due to his maturity issues against the reward of potentially adding a reliable small forward for the team's attempt of a bounce-back season. Due to his recent production, moved here it's not exactly safe to say Beasley would warrant a starter's time on the floor.
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