Lakers Rumors: Michael Beasley A Good Fit In L.A.? Reviewed by Momizat on . Following the acquisitions of Ed Davis, Jeremy Lin, and Carlos Boozer, the consensus is the Los Angeles Lakers are done making moves this summer. The team also Following the acquisitions of Ed Davis, Jeremy Lin, and Carlos Boozer, the consensus is the Los Angeles Lakers are done making moves this summer. The team also Rating: 0
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Lakers Rumors: Michael Beasley A Good Fit In L.A.?

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Following the acquisitions of Ed Davis, Jeremy Lin, and Carlos Boozer, the consensus is the Los Angeles Lakers are done making moves this summer. The team also brought back some familiar faces from last year’s squad in Nick Young, Jordan Hill, Wesley Johnson, Xavier Henry, and Ryan Kelly.

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With all these players in the fold, potentially 13 in total with Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Robert Sacre, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson included, it seems unlikely more players will be added to the roster at this point. Only 15 players are allowed on the roster for the regular season leaving space for two more spots once Johnson and Clarkson officially sign with the team.

Those two spots could ultimately be filled by training camp invites. Henry earned a spot on the team last year with an impressive showing in training camp.

One possibility for the Lakers might be veteran forward Michael Beasley, according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders:

Several teams have expressed interest in free agent Michael Beasley. Teams like the efficiency and maturity he showed last season in Miami.

Michael Beasley is currently training in LA with Kevin Durant. Lakers could make sense for Beasley. He’d be a good fit to fill out roster.

Beasley has bounced around the league the last few years with his latest team being the Miami Heat. The former second overall pick hasn’t lived up to expectations since being drafted by the Heat back in 2008.

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The Lakers have been linked to Beasley numerous times over the past few years with the Kansas State product constantly being mentioned in trade rumors leading up to the NBA trade deadline every single year.

Last season, Beasley averaged career-lows in basically every statistical category. Beasley averaged 7.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. The 25-year-old played in only 55 games for the Heat rarely seeing the floor at 15.1 minutes per contest.
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  • TeddyOrwell

    Screw Beasley. He barely played in Miami. What a disappointment he’s been. Let him disappoint some other team.

  • Devon Samuels²⁴

    Na im cool but give me Marion!

  • Chrmngblly

    No. We don’t need trouble. If Beasely couldn’t play for Riley, he can’t play for us.

  • Kb24

    Randle is the 2nd most double double in college, the 1st one is beasley(yes he is),though bcoz of attitude and weak defense(double machine though),ill choose the matrix to guard durantula,lbj and melo of the nba

  • Judo Mma

    Earl Clark or Manny Harris!

    • TheZuluNation

      Give ‘em both camp invites.

  • Kb24

    NASH(if healthy with kobe and the team we can go 3-4th spot),lin

    Its pretty obvious that there will be a handful of trades coming for the lakers to improve,what we need is a center and a per. Defender actually, we should have sign blatche/okafor instead of kelly(boozer and randle is obviously better than him) and sign beasley

    • kishan

      r u on drugs 3rd or 4th LOL
      never gonna be better than
      Spurs, OKC,Clippers, Warriors, Portland, Dallas, Rockets

      • AK

        they can very well be better than the rockets and warriors

        • TheZuluNation

          Not at all bro…

  • Kb24

    What about we deal kelly to suns in exchange for okafor(vets min)then matrix or beasley at the 3(wes isnt a priority to retain but the lakers are just forced to,if beasley isnt crazy i would pick him over matrix especially he is 2-3 yrs away in his prime


    • Kb24

      Deal the other expiring come trade deadline for stars,picks or promising youth players

  • InglewoodJet

    no need…

  • kiko

    pg Lin,Ramon Sessions,clarkson
    sg kobe,nick,eric bledsoe if trade successful trade for randle and one draft pick
    sf wesley,henry,Richard Hamilton,shawn marion or michael beasley
    pf carlos boozer,,jordan hill, ed davis,kelly
    c Greg Monroe,Andray Blatche,Ekpe Udoh
    and waive sacre,nash
    Head coach byron scott

    • Nore


  • Art

    Wesley Johnson is better signing…defensive presence and plays hard…Beasley has history of being lazy like Boozer…One lazy player is enough for one roster.

    • TheZuluNation

      He sure won’t be able to play lazy under Scott. Scott hasn’t even coached a game yet w/ the Lakers and he sounds like he’s all about business.

  • indianman36

    shawn marion is the best canidate to fill that void in our small forward position

  • Honkee Magoo

    I love Beasley in LA. He is a “never-was” and “never will be” that enough people think has the ability to do anything positive. More frustration for LA is a fun thing

  • contraband south

    Since there keeping Nash he needs to make his self useful and recruit Marion.

  • Sillysoft

    I know a lot of you are saying sign Marion. But I think that is a dumb idea, this team is rebuilding. Why sign a 36 year old player? Sure he can play defense but he is not part of your overall plan, he has maybe a year or 2 and if I was Marion I want to go to a team like the Cavs. A place where I can try for that ring before retiring. Obviously Im not Marion but you get the idea.

  • apeknows

    I’ve heard rumors that Byron Scott might get an interview.

  • Elcid Martinez

    Jordan Schultz ✔ @Schultz_Report
    Hearing that Lakers have moved to front of the Eric Bledsoe sign-and-trade line. Suns want Julius Randle + HOU first-rounder.
    9:16 AM – 20 Jul 2014

  • Nace Hicks Jr.

    no he needs to go Denver or Seattle so he smoke his blunts without going to jail.

  • john

    Sign him we need more players. Kobe catch and shoot for easy points

  • nb

    with Byron Scott as the coach he can turn Beasley into a better player on offense and defense

  • DANK

    Bring back MWP and LO lol… I think trying to pick up Marion would be solid. He can still produce and would be valuable coming off the bench. He’d give you a solid 18-22 mins.

  • Laker1&only4life

    This is great. Only a Laker would understand what it means to finally have a coach we know, love and can count on to carry the franchise. Magic, Jamaal, and Kareem didnt show up to help out, the showed up because this is a great day for LAKER NATION and it just feels right. We knew from back in 2002 that Byron would someday take the reins, he exhibited a no nonsense style and proved that he has what it takes. He has lifted lesser teams by his experience and knowledge of the game and now he has come HOME at a time when LAKERS really need him. I can see Dr Buss turning over in his grave almost wanting to pop out and share tthe moment he is so happy. Non Lakers haven’t got a clue and the cant understand the Joy and confidence we now have. That’s a LAKER thing. final thought is for that band of people we are used to, cant do without and who have been sadly silenced the past few years, talking about the LAKER HATERS! Hey guys, U are back too, we have done this because we miss U. Ur relevant again!

  • TheZuluNation

    Ehhh, I don’t know about Beasley. I’m apprehensive about him. Maybe Scott can work w/ him and help improve his game but that’s a big question mark the FO will have to decide. If he’s signed, I wouldn’t call it a bad signing: more like a low risk-high reward type of thing.

  • Cj_Castillo15

    Beasley – is a good in fort for the LA Lakers, teaming up with kobe, lin and boozer, clarkson and randle, in which the lakers must make a mark in this season 2014-15. the lakers must get love, stephenson, rondo and aldrich also, because with these team players i’m sure that the lakers aren’t just expecting to be number one, but a HISTORY. (Kobe, Boozer, Lin, Aldrich, Stephenson, Rondo, Clarkson, Randle, Love, Beasley, Sacre, Johnson, Young, Nash, & Could In fort A ball controller as well, Ellis is a great choose.) but make sure that the lakers is fit enough.

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