Jan 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward Michael Beasley (8) is pressured by Los Angeles Lakers point guard Manny Harris (3) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers rumors: Michael Beasley still in mix

The Miami Heat have all but evaporated any idea of re-signing forward Michael Beasley, so the former No. 2 overall pick seems to be without a job as we enter August.

Needless to say, if he wants a job on an NBA roster before opening night, he’s going to need to sign soon. But where? There haven’t been many teams to show interest in signing Michael Beasley and the Miami Heat, who are seemingly no longer interested were one of the few.

They weren’t the only team however as the Los Angeles Lakers are said to have interest in the former Kansas State product.

A few weeks back the Los Angeles Lakers put Michael Beasley through a workout and while he was not offered a contract, it apeared as if both parties were happy with what took place. So why no deal? It’s possible that Michael Beasley was looking to secure himself a better offer in comparison to what the Lakers were willing to present.

That said, it’s still possible he could find his way to Southern California according to Steve Kyler.

Kyler went on to note that Beasley is still looking for a better contract and wants to see what is out there, though it seems as if things are pretty dried up in NBA free agency.

If Beasley doesn’t end up signing soon, he may need to wait for a potential injury to open up a spot on an NBA roster since most teams have a full arsenal of players heading into training camp.

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