CHAT: Miami Heat Sign Michael Beasley

Nov. 17, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley (0) dribbles the ball up the court during the game against the Miami Heat in the second half at US Airways Center. The Heat defeated the Suns 97-88. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Nov. 17, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley (0) dribbles the ball up the court during the game against the Miami Heat in the second half at US Airways Center. The Heat defeated the Suns 97-88. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Wanna talk about it? Join Wes and others for a chat about Michael Beasley signing with the Miami Heat. How much will he be used? What do you expect from Beasley and what do you want to see? Do you think it will work out? Chat now with other Miami Heat fans!

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The Miami Heat have signed Michael Beasley, bring back the troubled forward. Beasley was arrested in August for marijuana charges and subsequently bought out by the Phoenix Suns.

The players in the Heat locker room was reportedly in favor of signing Beasley.

“Michael had the best years of his career with us,” said Heat President Pat Riley in a statement. “We feel that he can help us.”

Beasley, a five-year NBA veteran, has appeared in 354 NBA games (197 starts) and averaged 14.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 26.4 minutes while shooting 44.7 percent from the field. Last season, he averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 20.7 minutes of action while shooting 40.5 percent from the field with the Phoenix Suns.

Beasley, who was originally drafted by Miami in the first round (2nd overall) in the 2008 NBA Draft, appeared in 159 games (97 starts) with the HEAT and averaged 14.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 27.3 minutes while shooting 46.1 percent from the field. In his two seasons in Miami, Beasley helped guide the HEAT to two consecutive postseason berths, appearing in 12 playoff games (four starts) and averaging 11.4 points and 6.7 rebounds while shooting 40.9 percent from the field.

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  • Wes Goldberg

    Hi ALL! First of all, agree or disagree with the Heat signing Beasley?

  • Reece Helms

    It’s a win-win situation, if he works out…then GREAT…if he doesn’t….you can cut him. With a veteran locker room like the Heat have….a misbehaving Beasley won’t poison their locker room

  • Wes Goldberg

    This reminds me of the New England Patriots bringing in Cory Dillon, Randy Moss, etc. It worked out in those instances (not so much for Albert Haynesworth) but I think this is a good move.

  • Horace Lee Madre Jr

    Our core vets have an established way of doing things that has payed off. He’ll be held to a high standard and he will be successful because of it.

  • drew

    Chris “Birdman”Anderson. Enough said.

  • Norman Gunn

    Having a scoring specialist will take away minutes from the big three during the regular season. Which is what I want to see. Go for 70 wins but keep Wade and company rested for the playoffs. What is so funny is when the big 3 were first established I thought for sure that it will be hard to build a bench. Not at all! I believe Miami has the deepest bench in the league.

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