HoopsHype Michael Beasley rumors

October 9, 2014 Updates

Michael Beasley may not have played his way out of the NBA, but, for now, that's where the former Miami Heat forward is headed. A source with the Memphis Grizzlies confirmed to the Sun Sentinel that Beasley has left the team to sign in China. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

October 5, 2014 Updates

With Williams in, it essentially ended Michael Beasley's second tour with the Heat, with the team's No. 2 overall draft pick in 2008 signing with the Memphis Grizzlies. Riley said it was part of refreshing the roster in the wake of LeBron James' departure. "I love Mike, but we're moving on," Riley said. "When L.J. left, we just cleaned the table. It's time to move on. It really had nothing to do with anything but we're just moving in another direction, in another way, and it was nothing punitive, there was nothing bad. "I wish him nothing but the best. But we decided, in the long run, Josh McRoberts and Shawne, Chris [Bosh], Chris Andersen, Udonis [Haslem] and the guys we had there. I didn't want him to be put in the position of not playing, maybe." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

October 1, 2014 Updates

General manager Chris Wallace says Beasley is one of six guys in training camp with a chance to show the Grizzlies what they've got and they'll see where this goes. Wallace says there's no depth chart for the regular season with Beasley's name on it or an estimate of minutes. "It's up to him to show us, make the case for himself then we'll see where this goes," Wallace said. "We're just at the beginning of it with training camp started, and obviously he's someone that's very talented ... His career hasn't gone the way he would've liked but this is the perfect place for him to rebound." Associated Press

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Free-agent forward Michael Beasley is working out for the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs at the franchise's practice facility this week, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Beasley's had several workouts for teams this summer, including two with the Los Angeles Lakers, but remains unsigned for the 2014-15 season. The Spurs have 14 guaranteed contracts for next season and are still in discussions to bring back restricted free agent Aron Baynes. Yahoo! Sports

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Michael Beasley definitely won't be back with the Heat, agent Jared Karnes said Tuesday. The Heat never made an offer, preferring instead to sign journeyman Shawne Williams, whose career hasn't been nearly as productive as Beasley's. The Lakers twice have watched Beasley work out, and they remain a possibility for him. The Heat's decision not to retain Beasley --- in spite of his offensive gifts --- ultimately came down to the coaching staff's lack of complete trust in him. Defense and maturity issues were cited by one NBA official briefed on the Heat's decision, though Beasley behaved more maturely last season than in his earlier stint with the Heat. Miami Herald

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So how did it get to this point, with Beasley little more than an offseason afterthought, even with the departures of James, Shane Battier, James Jones and the attempted departure of Rashard Lewis? A party familiar with the situation insists there was no "flashpoint" last season, no incident yet to surface, no off-court or locker-room episode that doomed the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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