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Michael Beasley | Forward

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Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: Kansas State
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The Memphis Grizzlies waived Michael Beasley on Thursday.
Beasley has signed a one-year deal to join the Shanghai Sharks in China, prompting the Grizzlies to waive him. It was a shot in the dark for Memphis as they continue to look for scoring production from their wings. Beasley's career in the NBA is in doubt, but a successful season in China could help him return in the future. Oct 9 - 6:35 PM

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Michael Beasley is leaving the Memphis Grizzlies' camp and joining the Shanghai Sharks in China.

The move is surprising, but not a shock as the former number-two overall pick in the 2008 draft continues to fall out of favor across the NBA. He has been on three teams during his six-year career, including a second stint with the Heat. His notoriously bad work ethic has earned him a bad reputation across the league, and know he is taking his game overseas. Despite a wealth of talent, any hopes of him salvaging his NBA career is in serious jeopardy.
Oct 9 - 2:34 PM

Michael Beasley didn't make the trip for Wednesday's game due to an illness.

We still don't know if he'll make the team or not, and we have yet to see him drafted in a fantasy league this season. But that could change once our 30-team league draft gets underway - maybe.
Oct 9 - 1:46 AM

Michael Beasley reached an agreement on a deal with the Grizzlies.

The deal isn't guaranteed and he might not make it past training camp. It's an interesting pickup and the Grizzlies were a little under the radar here. Even in an ideal scenario, Beasley probably won't have many minutes going his way and he would need to play extremely well to make the rotation.
Sep 23 - 7:46 PM

Free agent Michael Beasley will work out for the Spurs this week, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

He's still being paid by the Suns this season, so he may be waiting for an ideal situation, and he's at a career crossroads due to concerns about his behavior off the court and his inconsistent play on the court. The 25-year-old has already worked out twice for the Lakers, but we'd like nothing more than to see how he'd fare under coach Gregg Popovich.
Sep 17 - 12:48 PM

Unrestricted free agent Michael Beasley underwent a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers for a second time on Tuesday.

The Lakers hosted free agents Beasley, Greg Stiemsma, Dexter Pittman, and Daniel Orton (among others) as they attempt to fill their final two roster spots. Beasley is still just 25 years old, but has struggled to live up to the promise that made him the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft and shouldn't be on any fantasy radars even if he is able to hook on with the Lakers.
Source: USA Today
Aug 28 - 9:58 AM

An anonymous source for the Heat gave the Miami Herald three reasons why the franchise is uninterested in bringing back Michael Beasley.

The source cited that Beasley is inconsistent, he can't be trusted on the defensive end, and there are still concerns about his focus and maturity. These aren't exactly revelations, as his careless, uninspired, trigger-happy play on the court has been well documented, but these types of statements will make it a bit harder for Beasley to find his next contract. If Beasley is able to secure a deal with an NBA franchise, he's destined for a bench role, and is not likely to have any impact on the 2014-15 fantasy season. Move along.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 25 - 2:50 PM

With Michael Beasley's No. 8 already assigned to newcomer Shawne Williams, it appears that Beasley's days as a member of the Miami Heat are numbered... again.

Beasley, currently an unrestricted free agent is still in search of a contract, but feels he has matured since being selected No. 2 overall in the 2008 draft. "I've grown," Beasley said. "Just like you can look back and say I did a lot of things I'm not proud of. Take it in stride, grow up and move on with life. So, I've grown. I'm more mature about situations." Beasley had a workout for the Lakers in late July, but other than that, things have been quiet. Beasley is highly unlikely to have an impact on the 2014-15 fantasy season.
Aug 24 - 11:34 AM

The Lakers worked out unrestricted free agent Michael Beasley on Wednesday.

Beasley's agent said some teams have interest in his client, so he wasn't bluffing. The Lakers would be a good spot for Beasley due to their lack of depth at small forward, but he certainly wouldn't be a lock to make the rotation. Additionally, the Lakers would have a handful of characters on their team should they sign Beasley.
Jul 30 - 3:08 PM

Several teams have reportedly shown interest in unrestricted free agent Michael Beasley.

There are probably a few teams out there willing to give Beasley a minimum deal, however, it's unlikely he'll be able to maintain any fantasy relevance wherever he lands.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 27 - 8:42 AM

Teams are expressing interest in Michael Beasley, according to his agent, Jared Karnes.

This is sports agent 101 and Karnes said "there has been quite a bit of activity in the past four days." Beasley wasn't a head case in Miami, which is probably the biggest positive out of last season. He'll only be a reserve and should get a deal soon.
Jul 25 - 12:44 PM

LeBron James was reportedly "not pleased" with Michael Beasley's mental focus during the 2013-14 season.

Beasley appeared in 55 regular season games for Miami, but played just six total minutes during their postseason run (excluding the 17 minutes racked up once Game 5 was out of reach). Beasley's biggest accolades throughout his career so far have been getting drafted No. 2 overall in the 2008 draft, and a 42-point performance back in 2010 with Minnesota. Other than that, he's been traded away, suspended, waived, and he's now highly unlikely to return to Miami for the 2014-15 season. Beasley may sign a short-term deal this offseason, but there's just too much risk here for him to be considered a viable fantasy option.
Source: NBC Sports
Jun 22 - 11:41 AM

When Michael Beasley was asked if he'd like to return with Miami next season, Beasley responded: "Of course, why wouldn't I want to be back?"

Beasley has yet to suit up for a Finals game this year, but that doesn't really seem to bother him. "A chance to win a ring is definitely satisfying," he said. "It's fun for a while trying to do it yourself, but losing basketball, it gets old. I definitely would opt for the extended season." Beasley is set to hit free agency this offseason as an unrestricted free agent.
Jun 15 - 2:05 PM

Michael Beasley said the 2013-14 season in the background changed him for the better.

"Definitely a great move for my career, more on the mental side of things," Beasley said. "I’ve learned a lot: How to do things the right way, how to have fun the right way, not to sweat the small stuff." Coach Erik Spoelstra said he's seen him "grow immensely" and become a better pro. Obviously, Beasley's track record won't give him the benefit of the doubt for the future, but at least he's on the right track.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 14 - 10:04 AM

Michael Beasley (ankle) will return to Miami's active roster for Tuesday's Game 1 vs. the Nets.

Whether Beasley actually plays is another question entirely, though he may be able to steal a few minutes from fellow bench players James Jones and Rashard Lewis. Beasley has appeared in six games over the past month, so at the very least he may be limited by a lack of conditioning.
May 6 - 6:08 PM

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