Earlier in the offseason, Miami Heat president Pat Riley suggested that the team would be open to bringing Michael Beasley back assuming the numbers lined up.
Apparently, the numbers aren’t lining up as Michael Beasley’s time in South Beach appears to be coming to an end.
The Miami Heat have already signed Shawne Williams and given their current roster construction, it doesn’t appear as if there is a ton of room for Beasley which is part of the reason Chuck Myron believes Beasley’s return to the Heat is unlikely.
Shawne Williams appears to be Beasley’s replacement in Miami, so I’d consider a return to the Heat a long shot.
One person that hasn’t spoken much about a return to South Beach is Michael Beasley himself who has recently been working out for teams on the West Coast including the Los Angles Lakers.
It’s possible that the former Kansas State star sees a better opportunity with the Lakers given their lack of depth and the fact they need some scoring off the bench. Or it’s possible that Beasley knows his return to Miami is unlikely as noted above and he’s already decided to move on.
However, given some of the Lakers most recent additions, you have to wonder if Beasley will end up in purple and gold.
It’s possible the former No. 2 overall pick may be best served waiting until closer to the season to see what team or teams will be in desperate need of an injury replacement and hope to cash in then.