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March 26, 2015 Updates

Eric Pincus: Added Michael Beasley and Henry Walker's 2-year deals to @BBallInsiders Miami Heat - both conditional min. salaries. In case of Michael Beasley - a team option for Miami - to be decided before July for 15/16 season. Henry Walker's $1.1 mil non-guranteed, after 8/1 - $100k locks in, after 11/3 - $300k,after 12/1 $500k @BBallInsiders http://www.basketballinsiders.com/miami-heat-team-salary/ Twitter @EricPincus

March 20, 2015 Updates
March 18, 2015 Updates

The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Michael Beasley for the remainder of the season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Beasley has appeared in 10 games with the HEAT this season averaging 9.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 22.9 minutes while shooting 42.4 percent from the field. He has scored in double-figures five times, including a season-high 18 points vs. Sacramento on March 7, and grabbed a season-high nine rebounds at Toronto on March 13. NBA.com

Beasley's new contract also is believed to hold a team option for next season, an indication of longer-term plans with the forward. With the agreement with Beasley, all 15 players on the roster are now under guaranteed contract for the balance of the season. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

March 17, 2015 Updates

Coach Erik Spoelstra all but confirmed the agreement to push through the end of the season with the scoring forward, with Spoelstra's rotations practically having Beasley as essential these past three weeks. "Michael has been very good," Spoelstra said after Tuesday's practice. "And with all the changes and the moving parts, I've said this before, we're very fortunate to be able to add a player that's familiar to us, to our system. "I'm very comfortable with Michael. I've spent a lot of time with Michael over the years in development. We've put in a lot of time in his development. He's improved a great deal and has helped us while he's been here. So he's made the most of his opportunity and then we'll just go from there." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

March 16, 2015 Updates

The Heat gambled by bringing back Michael Beasley last month, but now they face an even bigger bet. Beasley’s second 10-day contract is up at the end of the day Tuesday, meaning Miami has to sign him for the rest of the year or let him go. “I did everything I could do on my end, so I’m in a good place,” said Beasley, who has not received any indication from the team regarding his status. Palm Beach Post

March 9, 2015 Updates

The Heat knows Beasley better than most and is willing to accept his quirks, flaws and all, but within limits. Beasley is on his second 10-day contract, and still has to earn a spot with the team for the remainder of the season. “You’re talking to a No. 2 pick. One of the best players in college basketball — not to toot my own horn. But to go from there to now be on a 10-day is definitely humbling,” Beasley said. “They always say, it could be gone tomorrow. For me, it was gone. Twice.” Washington Post

A few weeks removed from drinking snake juice and eating horse and lizard while a member of the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association, Beasley said he’s “playing to eat” now in Miami, another last shot in a career that has already had a few. When asked about the greatest impediment in his career, Beasley responded, “I’ve been playing with a mental block. I can’t really explain. It needs to be lifted and nobody can do that but me.” Miami drafted Beasley in 2008 — ahead of future all-stars Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Brook Lopez, among others — and traded him two years later to Minnesota to clear up the cap space required to sign LeBron James and Chris Bosh. Washington Post

“We view Mike as a family member. We drafted him. We spent a lot of time developing him,” Spoelstra said. “With all the change that we’ve had it was very nice to add someone this late in the game that’s a familiar face, that understands our culture. And we feel very comfortable with. That’s unique at this time of year. Continuity is important.” Washington Post

The team and Beasley agreed to a new 10-day contract Sunday, according to his agent Jared Karnes. After this contract is up, the Heat must sign him for the remainder of the season (which seems likely) or release him. Not only is Beasley scoring (10.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting) and helping facilitate Miami’s offense, but he’s also defending with great effort, including Saturday’s game when he played some center and defended Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins as the backline of a zone defense. Miami Herald

Spoelstra said Beasley’s growth has been “incremental. He’s shown great strides in his competitiveness, technique, consistency.” Spoelstra said “there have been a lot of people to get him to this point,” and Beasley said his experience playing in China earlier this season benefited him off the court. Miami Herald

March 8, 2015 Updates

The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Michael Beasley to a second 10-day contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Beasley, who was originally signed to a 10-day contract by the HEAT on February 26, has appeared in six games with Miami this season averaging 10.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 23.6 minutes while shooting 44.6 percent from the field. In the HEAT’s last two games, he posted 13 points, all in the fourth quarter, on March 6 at Washington and then a season-high 18 points, seven rebounds, two steals and a block on March 7 vs. Sacramento. NBA.com

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