Michael Beasley Rumors

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Michael Beasley
Michael Beasley
Position: F
Born: 01/09/89
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $1,403,611
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Pat Riley was in the middle of answering a question about the Heat’s current rebuilding project on a local radio show last week when his mind drifted back to 2008, the year the Heat, coming off a 15-win season and Riley’s last as coach, used the No. 2 overall pick in the draft to select Michael Beasley instead of Russell Westbrook. “We missed on that pick in Michael Beasley,” Riley said before correcting himself to soften the blow on Beasley, who was selected after Derrick Rose and before O.J. Mayo and Westbrook with the next two picks. “I mean, we didn’t really miss on it. But the best player was Russell Westbrook.”
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After three stints with the Heat, including joining the team as the No. 2 pick in the 2008 NBA draft, Beasley, 27, appreciates the winds of change amid what has become life as a journeyman scorer. That especially hit home after the Houston Rockets guaranteed his contract for this season on August 1. A month later, he was dealt to the Bucks, who were in search of scoring in the wake of the hamstring injury to guard Khris Middleton. “I literally just bought a house,” the 6-foot-9 forward said of the comfort of establishing roots in Houston after a strong finish to last season. “Literally the day before I got traded, I just got my Wi-Fi, my cable set up. And you know how important that is.”
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