After up-and-then-completely-down season with the Miami Heat, forward Michael Beasley is still looking for a job.
But it’s not all bad for him. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald quoted Beasley’s agent suggesting that his client interest from multiple teams.
Jared Karnes, Beasley’s agent, said Thursday he has had more than one conversation with the Heat but “nothing has resulted in a deal. [Other] teams have called expressing interest. There has been quite a bit of activity the past four days. Teams are encouraged by his career-best field-goal percentage (49.9) … and his attitude when asked to play a reduced role.”
Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders echoed a similar sentiment and speculated that the Los Angeles Lakers could be a potential destination for Beasley.
This needs to happen for the sole fact that it would be awesome to watch Nick “Swaggy P” Young and Beasley on the court at the same time.
From an actual basketball perspective, the Lakers are an interesting situation for Beasley. The team needs to improve defensively after last season, which is not exactly something Beasley can help with.
However, the Lakers in all likelihood are not going to make the postseason with or without Beasley, so adding the forward because of his youth and offensive potential makes sense in that respect.
Beasley averaged 7.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per game and used waffle fries as a spoon this past season with the Heat.