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March 8, 2015 Updates

It appears the Heat have plans of re-signing forward Michael Beasley to another 10-day contract. The team has to make a decision once the current contract expires after Saturday's game against the Sacramento Kings. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"We like Mike," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We spent a lot of time developing him. We've invested a lot of time and sweat equity in Mike and vice versa. You like those kind of relationships in this business." Beasley, who is in his third stint with the Heat, was signed in the aftermath of forward Chris Bosh being lost for the season due to blood clots on his lung. The Heat will have to sign Beasley the remainder of the year if they want him to stick around after completing the second 10-day. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Saturday’s report included the Washington Wizards’ win over the Miami Heat and a mistake the league acknowledged. The NBA concluded that Tyler Johnson’s tip-in with 1 minute 8 seconds remaining, which was initially ruled offensive goaltending before the call was overturned, was called incorrectly and should’ve been ruled offensive goaltending. The bucket cut the Wizards’ lead to one point in their near epic collapse after leading by 35 points in the third quarter. Miami had a chance to capitalize on the ruling but Henry Walker missed a three-pointer on the Heat’s ensuing possession and Michael Beasley didn’t release his jumper before the buzzer in Washington’s 99-97 victory. Washington Post

March 7, 2015 Updates

Fear can be a great motivator. So if there is ever any temptation for Michael Beasley to do something he will regret, to display the immaturity he has tried to put squarely in his past, this is the deterrent that resonates: “My biggest fear right now is my daughter starting to read three-, four-syllable words,” the Heat forward said Tuesday. “It’s nothing for her to read in a paper: Michael Beasley in trouble. I’m trying to change the way I live for them because they deserve a better example than what I’ve been giving them. That’s where everything is coming from.” Miami Herald

Without any guaranteed NBA offers last summer, Beasley attended training camp with the Memphis Grizzlies on a non-guaranteed deal but was released Oct. 9 and signed with the Shanghai Sharks, where he averaged 28.6 points and 10.4 rebounds for a team owned by former NBA star Yao Ming. He would awake at 5:30 in the morning in China to watch NBA games on television. The thought would often creep into his mind: I could be helping one of these NBA teams. “Every time that thought comes, there would be a missed screen from somebody… or any easy shot [missed],” he said. “Not the Heat, in particular. I stopped that because I thought I was hating. I stopped trying to compare myself. I love the NBA. I missed it.” Miami Herald

“I took the opportunity to really find myself on and off the court,” he said. “When you’re by yourself -- professional athletes, entertainers can relate to this -- you are never really by yourself until dishes are not being washed, food is not being cooked. “You’ve got to go grocery shopping and wash your clothes. You don’t realize you’re by yourself until you’re alone. Your stomach is growling and there’s nobody there to feed you.” Miami Herald

What’s also apparent is the increase in self-awareness, the greater level of accountability. “I can say [the journey] hasn’t been hard but I would be lying,” he said. “It’s been tough. I used to always [think], I’m cool. [Critics] just need something to talk about. “I’m not going to get in trouble no more. You have to take ownership. My maturation process is not done at all, by far. I made personal progress and goals I’ve set for myself. I’m definitely going to keep working towards that. I’m optimistic to see what happens next.” Miami Herald

March 6, 2015 Updates

Beasley said he is confident of extending his third stay with the team . . . to a degree. "My name's on the locker, so I guess that's good," he said. "But we know how cheap that is to make." He said just making it back after playing this season in China has inspired confidence. "I'm just taking it day by day and enjoying it more than anything," he said. 'But like I said before, I know how fast it can be taken." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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"Bease? He could score anywhere on God's green earth. That's what he does," Wade said after the morning shootaround, in advance of Friday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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