HoopsHype Michael Beasley rumors

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Q: To me, at the veteran minimum, Quentin Richardson is the perfect replacement to Mike Miller. He can knock down the open shot and play some pretty tough defense, as well. Yes, he is four years older, but all he has to do is play Mike Miller minutes. -- Marc, Pembroke Pines. A: Which is another reason why, with his non-guaranteed contract, Beasley very much is on a tryout. There remain other options the Heat could cycle through, need be. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Mark Deeks: To confirm - it's an exhibit 9, so it's not going on the spreadsheet - Michael Beasley is fully unguaranteed with no guarantee date. Twitter @MarkDeeksNBA

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As one source familiar with the Lakers thinking said, "There's a reason why Phoenix cut him." Even though Beasley is just 24 years old and has career averages of 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds in just 26.4 minutes per game, it was his arrest on suspicion of marijuana possession in August that seemed to be what ultimately pushed Phoenix to go in another direction. ESPN.com

Don't discount the appeal of Beasley's ability to shoot it, either. The Lakers drafted Ryan Kelly in the second round primarily for his ability to stretch the floor with his long-range accuracy, but the team has been discouraged by the rookie's progress during the summer, according to multiple league sources. The Lakers doubt that Kelly, who missed summer league while recovering from multiple foot procedures, will be ready for the start of training camp. ESPN.com

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