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Report: Heat trade Beasley to Minnesota

Posted on: July 9, 2010 12:18 am
Posted by Royce Young

To make room for LeBron James, the Heat have traded Michael Beasley to Minnesota for a 2011 second-round pick, Marc Stein reports . Also involved is a swap of future first-round picks, but specifics weren't out as of yet.

Ken Berger reported earlier that there were strong talks between Charlotte, Houston and Miami involving a three-way trade, but those fell apart. Miami desperately was looking to dump Beasley's $4.9 million contract into someone's lap, and of course, David Kahn and the Wolves were ready for it. Essentially if you were wanted Beasley, you could have him for a low, low price. Not too bad a price to pay for 2008's second overall pick.

Of course with Beasley comes some major issues, but don't forget, this guy was considered one of the most talented players in the class of 2008. The ability is there. For Beasley, most of the lack of on-court production has been a result of what's between the ears.

Beasley has always been caught between positions in Miami, flipping between small forward and power forward. I imagine in Minnesota, he'll likely see more time at small forward, considering the Wolves front court depth with Kevin Love, Al Jefferson, Darko Milicic and Ryan Hollins. Minnesota traded for Martell Webster on draft night, but other than that, there's not a ton of depth at the three.

But to recap, the Heat traded a former second overall pick for a second-round pick. Hey, when you're making room for the King, you've got to do what you've got to do.

Since: Aug 23, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2010 1:11 pm

Report: Heat trade Beasley to Minnesota

Interesting reads here!  So, no one seems to think there's a potnetial synergy issue here between Bosch, Wade, and James?  It's great to see all that talent assembled but this group may have some issues jelling as a trio.  Wade and Shaq had set roles and they were very different...they had a good supporting cast as well.  Now, bring in a Mike Miller or a Kevin Love and what else do you get?  Interesting stuff here.  I read it a few times here and I'm almost agreeable to the belief we've promulgated a questionable business model in professional sports.  When the seats cost what they do and the economy takes it's 2nd downswing over the next 18 months, more folks will lose their homes or be forced to retool (learn another trade) to make ends meet.

Less folks buying tickets and less money in the coffers of team management.  I'll attend less games this year if any at all now.  Yes, a personal choice centered in the conviction one can't sell their soul for a few dollars more.  Pro athletes have a huge responsibility along with that VIP treatment and big pay check.  Kids look up to these folks as mentors and champions regardless if they win or lose on the court.  Passion and enthusiasm runs high when kids emulate their athletes and "idolize" them around the school yard and neighborhoods...these are no small matters and they ripple effect resonates across the globe.  

Best of luck to the fans in Miami and for those other communities and fans who've st lost their stars, it's the order of life and the business model of the NBA.  It's time to look for a new underdog... like the Tampa Bay Rays of the MLB. 

Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 2:43 pm
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Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2010 5:52 am

Report: Heat trade Beasley to Minnesota

LeBron James is the KING OF NOTHING!!!

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