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Q: Ira, why isn’t Michael Beasley signed yet to a non-guaranteed deal? A: I highly doubt there is much to the Durant angle, or else Durant would have had the Thunder sign Michael a long time ago. I believe it’s more of a case of the Heat wanting to keep that 15th roster spot fluid and available for a developmental player, perhaps one to be school in the D-League. Michael is someone the Heat always could cycle back to if needed.
via South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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Stoudemire, who turns 33 in November, averaged 11.5 points in 59 games for New York and Dallas last season. He said he feels like he’s not far removed from the 2010-11 season in which he averaged a 25.3 points per game – the second-best clip of his career. But he’s played in only 200 games (out of a possible 312) in the four years since, and still isn’t entirely certain what his role will be with the Heat. “Just four years ago I was an MVP candidate and an All-Star,” Stoudemire said. “I feel like I can still get back to that All-Star level of play. If I can achieve that, then that’s going to help the team in its entirety. … I will accept whatever the role is.”
via NBC Sports