The Heat wait with bated breath about the potential departure of their Big 3. However, they have some control over another situation. Michael Beasley wants to return to Miami.
“Of course,” he said via the Sun Sentinel, “why wouldn’t I want to come back?”
In an imperfect world for the Heat (i.e. the world we live in), Beasley could be their highest priority resigning. Dwyane Wade could opt out. LeBron James and Chris Bosh could leave. And Beasely could become a high priority free agent for the Heat.
Beasley attacked the rim well and is a solid young player the Heat would do well to keep around. He struggled to understand the defensive system but has all the potential to fit in once he does grasp it. He may need to adapt his game, as he favored iso-ball a bit too much. Plus, he attacked the rim but rarely manned it for rebounds.
He won’t demand a high dollar total, and it might be worth getting him under contract sooner rather than later as things could get confusing quickly for the Heat. It might be nice to put Beasley in the Heat’s hip pocket. And Beasley really enjoyed his season with the Heat, particularly because he had not been the playoff in his previous three years in the NBA.
“Honestly, this season has flown by faster than any other I’ve been in,” Beasley said, via the Sun Sentinel. “I don’t know why. I don’t know how. I guess it really does fly when you’re having fun.”