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    Lakers bring in Beasley again...signing looming...??

    Lakers Again Work Out Michael Beasley

    August 27 at 3:48pm CDT By Chuck Myron


    Michael Beasley auditioned for the Lakers once more today, reports Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). The former No. 2 overall pick also reportedly worked out for the Lakers a few weeks ago, and the team apparently liked what it saw, so it seems as though Beasley continues to intrigue GM Mitch Kupchak and his staff.

    Kennedy reported last month that several teams had expressed interest, though the Heat appear to be lukewarm on the idea of bringing him back to Miami, where he played last season and during the first two seasons of his tumultuous NBA career. The Suns made the unusual step of citing concerns about his character in their official release when they waived him as part of a buyout deal a year ago, but Beasley hasn’t seemed to stir any trouble since then. His talent is less of a question mark, and he was productive when he saw the floor last season, as he appears on the lists of the top scorers, rebounders and three-point shooters remaining on the market that I’ve compiled in the past two weeks.

    The Lakers can only hand out the minimum salary, though that’s all Beasley made in Miami last season, when he stuck with the team for all of 2013/14 despite having signed a contract without any guaranteed salary. L.A. is carrying just 13 guaranteed deals, so there’d be room to give Beasley a decent chance to make the opening-night roster.
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    Heeeey this is the first thread you've made in a while that wasn't about Eric Bledsoe

    Your baby can't do this

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    ^ lol

    How many times will they work him out?

    Sign him or not and move on

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    Its almost like they did this before...with a coach....

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    Lakers bring in Beasley again...signing looming...??

    Probably want to see if he is serious about getting/staying in shape.

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    Why sooooooo serious??!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J4KOP99:28972989
    Probably want to see if he is serious about getting/staying in shape.
    They making sure he didn't get fat in the last two weeks?

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    Dear god no, there are some guys that are literally unsalvagable and Beasley is probably one of them.

    Miami knows him better than anyone else, and they have no interest in bringing him back to be even a bit role player.

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    ...unless we have a better deal in the works...I say give him a vet min deal...upside is he gets his sh...act together and grows up... Lakers get a fairly talented SF for cheap... downside: it just may be his last chance in the NBA and we cut him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHIN33 View Post
    ...unless we have a better deal in the works...I say give him a vet min deal...upside is he gets his sh...act together and grows up... Lakers get a fairly talented SF for cheap... downside: it just may be his last chance in the NBA and we cut him...
    Win win situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollingWave View Post
    Dear god no, there are some guys that are literally unsalvagable and Beasley is probably one of them.

    Miami knows him better than anyone else, and they have no interest in bringing him back to be even a bit role player.
    Were not winning **** anytime soon. At this point, who cares? It aint a big deal.

    But im all for signing Beasley. We need another scorer and another decoration, ala MWP.

    It's all for entertainment so sit back and just enjoy the show.

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    Any chance that we could cut Sacre? Greg Stiemsma is a much more decent 3rd string center.

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    Somehow, someway, build a package around our "expiring" contracts and get someone relevant in return.
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    “Before the Lakers decided to make an amnesty claim for Carlos Boozer, occupying more than $3.2 million on their salary cap to ensure more space next summer, NBA sources said they considered making a bid for Phoenix restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe,” said Washburn.

    The Lakers are hard-pressed to form a competitive team around Kobe Bryant, who is signed through the next two years for a gigantic $48.5 million salary. The Los Angeles squad did acquire Lin from the Houston Rockets but the franchise is apparently looking at Lin’s expiring contract rather than his on-court value.

    “Although the Lakers already acquired former Harvard standout Jeremy Lin and his $14 million salary for this upcoming season, it was only to create more space next summer. Bledsoe could have been the team’s point guard of the future. Teams such as Houston and Milwaukee are considering bids for Bledsoe, who remains the biggest free agent on the market,” continued the Boston Globe writer.

    The Lakers acquired Lin via a trade with the Houston Rockets, which sent their 2015 first round pick, a 2015 second round pick along with the Taiwanese-American to L.A.

    "This trade allows us to acquire a solid player who will make us a better team, as well as draft picks to improve our team in the future, while at the same time allowing us to maintain financial flexibility,” said Lakers GM Mitch Kupchack about the acquisition of Lin via the L.A. Times.

    That financial flexibility could mean letting go of Lin, who is set to be paid $14.89M although only $8.4M of which counts against the team’s salary cap. In a way, getting Lin’s one-year deal is similar to the acquisition of Carlos Boozer off the waivers. Like Lin, Boozer has some value for the 2014-2015 season but their long-term stay in L.A. is in still in question.

    Already the Lakers are looking for that long-term solution and they have identified Bledsoe as a probable long-term PG of the future for the Lakers—a move that can be seen as another slight to Lin and his ability to be a starter in the NBA.

    Lin averaged 12.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 71 games for the Rockets in the 2013-2014 season.

    Bledsoe is the top player left in free agency and he’s apparently demanding maximum salary. However, teams are hesitant of offering him the max because of health issues in the past and also because the Phoenix Suns can match any offer for him owing to his Restricted Free Agent (RFA) status.

    The Lakers’ offseason has been a failure so far. They missed on the big names like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh among others and even lost big man Pau Gasol to the Chicago Bulls. So a move to get Bledsoe could be a way to appease Bryant,
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    When the goings get tough, sign Michael Beasley - Mitch Kupchak

    I endorse him for the Weed he will bring to L.A - Lamar Odom

    This is some stupid **** - The Mender

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    Couldn't even get mins with Mia last year. Said his defense was poor, physically and mentally. If Scott is as defensive minded as he claims, he will get no burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollingWave View Post
    Dear god no, there are some guys that are literally unsalvagable and Beasley is probably one of them.

    Miami knows him better than anyone else, and they have no interest in bringing him back to be even a bit role player.
    you can't blame him because he was with a bad coach. Shane battier also didn't play much until game 5. Give this dude a chance. He's young enough to still have a decent career. If he signs elsewhere and is very productive a lot of posters will scream how horrible Mitch is for letting him slip away. Just like when the lakers had Gerald green in summer league and on the D league squad and watched him go to Indiana and play really well. If he puts it all together I would rather it be here as opposed to somewhere else. If he doesn't ,cut him and move on. No big loss.

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