"And with the second pick, in the 2008 NBA Draft, the Miami Heat select...Michael Beasley."
Those words announced the start of Beasley's NBA career in Miami, and now it looks like those days may be coming to a close.
Ever since coming into the NBA two years ago, Beasley has been nothing but a huge disappointment for the Heat. A player once thought to have the talent to rival LeBron James, Beasley has only turned out to be a streaky role player.
The reason that Beasley hasn't improved in his tenure in Miami remains a mystery. Playing alongside Dwyane Wade usually would motivate a young player to become the best he possibly can, but it seems that Beasley just doesn't care. A lack of work ethic and also taking care of his body may be the main causes for his problems.
Last season Beasley was shown in a photo in possession of marijuana, and that could be evidence of one of the reasons that he hasn't been able to perform to his best. Perhaps not keeping his body in the best condition possible is part of this huge "bust"?
Who knows what it is, but one thing is for certain: If he wants to make a name for himself and not be known as a huge bust, then he needs to start improving now.
All that being said, the Heat may not want to hang onto him any longer unless he has yet another bad season and loses all trade value. Something that I've heard thrown around lately is Beasley being involved in a sign-and-trade deal for Chris Bosh, but that is far from verified.
However, if they were able to sign-and-trade for Bosh, that would enable them to pursue both Dwyane Wade and LeBron James as well, which would make for an absolutely unstoppable big three.
Back to the topic of this article, do you guys think Beasley will be traded during this offseason? Or do you think that the Heat should give him one more chance?
I personally feel that if they get a good offer for him or can work a deal for a player like Bosh if they give him up, then they should go all out for him. On the other hand, they also shouldn't give him up just to trade him.