When the Miami Heat open the 2014-15 season against the Washington Wizards on October 29th, a lot of familiar faces from this roster will be elsewhere. According to Ira Winderman, beat writer for the Miami Heat, he says its unlikely that free agents Michael Beasley or Greg Oden return to the team for next season.
In addition, Heat free-agent guard Ray Allen is expected to eventually sign with the Cavaliers; center Greg Oden is not expected to be invited back amid his legal issues; and the Heat have shown little indication of bringing back free-agent forward Michael Beasley, with his No. 8 already issued to recently added forward Shawne Williams.
With legal troubles stemming from domestic violence, it seems highly unlikely that Greg Oden finds a home for the upcoming season. Prior to being arrested, it was reported the Los Angeles Clippers were interested in the 2007 number one overall pick, but that buzz has since died down.
As a member of the Miami Heat, Greg Oden failed to break rotation as a back-up big. Whether rehabbing injury or getting back in game shape, Oden just looked a step slower than everyone else when on the floor, averaging 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 23 contests.
For Beasley, there seems to be light at the end of his free agent tunnel. Throughout the off-season, there have been multiple reports of interest for the former number two overall pick. Most recently, he’s been connected with the Los Angeles Lakers, having worked out for the team. Appearing in 55 games, Beasley averaged 7.9 points on 49 percent shooting along with 3.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game.