Lakers Workout Free Agent Forward Michael Beasley Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="308"] The one position that seems to be concern for the Los Angeles Lakers moving forward is small forward. The team re-signed Xavier Henry [new_royalslider id="308"] The one position that seems to be concern for the Los Angeles Lakers moving forward is small forward. The team re-signed Xavier Henry Rating: 0
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Lakers Workout Free Agent Forward Michael Beasley

The one position that seems to be concern for the Los Angeles Lakers moving forward is small forward. The team re-signed Xavier Henry, Nick Young and Wesley Johnson, but it seems like there are a lot questions surrounding who’d start at the three spot out of that group.

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With that being said, the team still being on the prowl for another small forward makes sense and it appears the Lakers are kicking the tires on the possibility of signing Michael Beasley, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

Over the past few years, Beasley has bounced around the league unable to find a home. Beasley has played for three different teams in the six years of his NBA career. The Miami Heat drafted Beasley back in 2008, but he only stayed in South Beach for two seasons before being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for multiple draft picks.

After a career year during the 2011-12 NBA season in Minnesota, Beasley seemed to be on his way to becoming a force to be reckoned with in the league. The former second overall pick out of Kansas State averaged a 19.2 points per game that season, but then suffered a severe decline the following year putting up only 11.5 points per game.

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Beasley’s numbers have been on the decline ever since his breakout year in 2011 and as a result he remains unemployed in late July.

As for the Lakers, the team would likely only offer the veteran’s minimum to Beasley. Although not an ideal contract for a 25-year-old former lottery pick, Beasley has limited options and might be willing to sign for one year to prove his worth to the rest of the league.
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  • kiko

    Lakers should working out to sign add sf Beasley, c ekpe udoh both Andray Blatche

  • Beto

    Yea Michael Beasley dominates workouts yes he dominated his private workout today from all reports and Jim Buss shook his hand after the workout while Beasley was full of sweat.That is a good sign for Beasley being a Laker soon.

  • Tyrone

    Lakers Nation Can we please get video footage of the Lakers Michael Beasley workout today?It will be greatly appreciated by me.

  • Hoopsman

    Anything that would improve the team gets my vote.. If Beasley can help and we have the cap space.. Give him a chance…

    • Bruce

      All we have left is the vets minimum and the bi annual exception I think, we can offer him that, he doesn’t have much options out there, he will take the deal and prove himself he can still play.

  • all nba lax

    Sure sign him already before some other team steals him away from us.

  • Beastley

    Signing Michael Beasley is a definite yes.Anyone saying no must not know real talent.

  • Kenneth

    It’s part of the rebuild.Signing Beasley is a formality done deal.

  • Lakers Pride Worldwide

    Man Michael Beasley plays like Carmelo Anthony same style of play.Of course the Lakers should sign Beasley only a stupid idiot would say no.Dude will avg. 20 and 7 with LAL!

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      He couldn’t average 20 points if he played for D’Antoni.

  • http://www.gofuckyourself.com/ BestxInTheWorld

    The real question is whether or not he wears no. 8 for us.

  • 2014 title hopeshollaKUPCHAK

    players still LA must consider signing before the season is ,
    dante cunningham from the Grizz, tall athletic, ??how about signing shane battier, for a 1 year contract?
    or Ray Allen still available instead of Ray going to Cavs?? what do u thinks fans?
    and Bledsoe dynamic combo guard who can defend, we need a few more shooters if LA wants to compete with the West. conf. powerhouse of 3 pt shooting teams, like the Spurs who out shot the heat…
    “Meep” one of the commenters down below is right defense wins chips and offense wins games.
    Shawn Marion specializes in defense and Beasley is an athletic forward who focuses can be a poor mans Michael finley…
    do your homework LA fans check it..!

    • vdogg

      both you and beaz need to lay off the hash.

  • mark wyatt

    L.A. will turn on Kobe for strapping the team into mediocrity for seasons to come with his ridiculous salary demands . Him and Nash wont make 20 games next season . I said it last year because I knew Dantoni would try to run them to death , this year because Scott will demand they play defense . The laker’s are set up to repeat last season or worse .

    • vdogg

      you’re a moron. the lakers could have theoretically signed both melo AND lebron this offseason… even WITH kobe’s contract. get a clue.

  • Rasheed

    I remember back in the days, I wanted this guy Beasley to play for Lakers really bad. He was difficult to acquire in those days . Now he is at our door step. I would give this guy a chance to prove his worth. Although, there is a Hx about this guy outside basketball which I am not happy about. As long as it doesn’t affect his game, he is worth every penny. It’s is a risky gamble but we are not in good shape either.

  • Francisco

    Ya Beasley plays decent defense better than some people think,i would say his defense is better than Ryan Kelly and Xavier Henry.As far as his worth in the NBA right now well there are several teams interested in him including the Lakers and Heat.He is a very good player and his hustle on the court is good enough to not worry about him being lazy.He tries hard and gives effort on defense and will be coachable for Byron Scott.If the Lakers can sign Beasley then ya do it and he will prove himself all over again.

  • Beasley Free Agency Updates

    July 30, 2014 Updates

    Bill Oram: Yes, Michael Beasley worked out for the Lakers today, but it does not sound like anything is imminent between the sides. Twitter @bill_oram

    Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Free Agency, Michael Beasley

    Jason Lieser: Pat Riley said the Heat have spoken with Michael Beasley’s people. “He’s still a consideration, absolutely.” Twitter @PBPjasonlieser

    Miami Heat, Free Agency, Michael Beasley, Pat Riley

    Dave McMenamin: The Lakers worked out free agent forward Michael Beasley in El Segundo on Wednesday, per multiple league sources Twitter @mcten

    Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Free Agency, Michael Beasley

    Dave McMenamin: Source who saw Beasley’s workout tells me: “Looked very good and he has been working out … A tiny rust from layoff but did a good job” Twitter @mcten

    Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Free Agency, Michael Beasley

    This isn’t the first time the Lakers have expressed interest in the 6-foot-10, 235-pound small forward. The Lakers attempted to trade for Beasley twice during the 2011-12 season, when he played for the Timberwolves, but both deals fell through, the second just minutes before the trade deadline expired. ESPN com

    July 26, 2014 Updates

    Alex Kennedy: 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. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

    July 25, 2014 Updates

    Jared Karnes, Beasley’s agent, said Thursday he has had more than one conversation with the Heat but “nothing has resulted in a deal. [Other] teams have called expressing interest. There has been quite a bit of activity the past four days. Teams are encouraged by his career-best field-goal percentage (49.9) … and his attitude when asked to play a reduced role.” Among all players who appeared in at least 20 regular-season games, Beasley was 47th in points per 48 minutes, at 25.2. Beasley, who has been working out with Kevin Durant in Los Angeles, averaged 7.9 points last season in 55 games and made two starts but played just 23 minutes in the playoffs. Miami Herald

  • Beasley Free Agency Updates

    There has been quite a bit of activity the past four days. Teams are encouraged by his career-best field-goal percentage (49.9) … and his attitude when asked to play a reduced role.”

    That’s why the Lakers will sign him,it’s because he has matured in Miami.

  • Tedi Wheeler

    Get Beasley, and allow him to grow up.

  • dk

    playoff bound!

  • Michael Beasley

    What up Laker fans. I’d love to join the Lakers, I’m just waitin’ on asleep at the switch Mitch, to offer me a contract.

  • Mitch

    I love Michael Beasley and he is perfect for the Lakers.We will bring him into camp.

  • jayj

    Nothing to lose by signing him… Beasley has excelled already once in his career… maybe he’ll do it again for us!?
    (we may need the bodies after nash and kobe go down again… (sorry i meant IF )

  • Lakers Stat Geek

    He has career averages of 13.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

  • Zach

    Could start over Boozer and Randle probably…

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