There has been word that Miami is looking to dump Michael Beasley so that they can clear up cap space and correct what they feel, at this point, was a mistake.
If so then please dump him in the Boston Celtics' direction. Michael Beasley is a still a great talent and could benefit from a situation where he can learn from Kevin Garnett and the other veterans on that team. In 2009 Beasley supposedly checked himself into a rehab clinic for the repeated use of marijuana. He has also violated team policy more than one time in his two years with Miami.
Right now Beasley seems like he’s in a very dark place. But with the Celtics I can guarantee you that he will be a star.
The one thing that Boston has is locker room presence. Boston’s locker room is filled with guys who understand the game; a core of veterans who can shine the light in the right direction for this young man.
Nate Robinson was a complete wreck in New York. But after this team got a hold of him things changed. The Celtics are no nonsense. It doesn’t matter where you came from, when you step in the locker room as a teammate you are part of a unit.
Beasley didn’t have that in Miami. Other then D-Wade and Haslem, the room seemed empty. He had people like Quinton Richardson, Mario Chalmers, and Jermaine O’Neil. Who’s supposed to be leading the way? Most of the Miami players are young and have not exactly lived up to their reputation on other teams.
They also do things the league would not condone. With the Celtics Beasley would get Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen if he decides to come back. These guys have not only shaped Nate, but also Rondo, Perkins, Davis and Tony Allen.
All of those players named, if not affected by the Big three, might not have realized their potential and definitely wouldn't have realized it so early in their careers.
KG stays in the ear of Davis all the time. In their 2009 playoff run he was always was instructing Glenn “Big Baby” Davis. This is part of the reason is Glenn Davis is the player he is today.
If I told you 3 years ago that Glenn Davis would be a key bench player, win the Celtics a playoff game and play great defense you would have laughed. Don’t be ashamed, I would have too. Clifford Ray has also helped developed big men like Perkins, Davis and Al Jefferson. This team has helped teammates grow so I have no doubt in my mind the same can happen to Beasley here.
Beasley himself stands 6’10, has athleticism, can shoot all the way out to the three point line and play both forward positions.
This is the player Boston needs for now and in the future. In one of my articles I wrote that Rudy Gay should be someone to go after. However, if we can pick up Beasley without giving up too much, I'd prefer it.
He’s only 20 years old, doesn’t have a large contract and will be here to play with Rondo in the future. If he even becomes 75 percent of the player people expected him to be it will be a success.
With the Big Three slowly dying why not pass on the knowledge? We could trade him for the retiring Rasheed Wallace. This gives Miami more money to sign free agents and give us a player that could be a core player in the future.
We will also be able to get a big man in the draft knowing we have a capable wing man that can score. This is something Danny should consider very seriously before going into the draft. Our goal this off season should be to make a bridge from now to the future without rebuilding. This trade could help start that.