A few days after the Miami Heat signed forward Henry Walker for the remainder of the season, the Heat also inked Michael Beasley to a deal that will keep him in South Florida for the rest of this season.
Beasley, in his third stint with the franchise, has been a pleasant addition in the wake the season ending injury to Josh McRoberts, and the season ending ailment to Chris Bosh. Beasley has even played some center while the Heat have been even more short-handed in the front court.
Beasley becomes the third Heat player to be signed for the season after two consecutive 10-day contracts, the first was Tyler Johnson. The contract is also believed to have a team option for next season, indicating the Heat have some longer term plans with the forward.
"Overall, I feel like I've gotten better as a player on both sides of the floor and also as a person." -- Michael Beasley
Since joining the Heat, Beasley has averaged 9.5 PPG and 3.9 RPG. He's been an effective scorer, and has even shown the willingness to commit more on the defensive end. Beasley's familiarity with Spoelstra and the team has helped the transition.
Beasley will be the 15th player on the Heat roster with a guaranteed deal, the maximum allowed by the NBA. It's likely the Heat's last transaction of the season, meaning what you see is what we have.
OFFICIAL: The @MiamiHEAT have signed F Michael Beasley for the remainder of the season. "Michael has been very good. I'm very comfortable with him. He's improved and it has helped us. He has made the most of his opportunities." - Coach Spolestra Visit HEAT.com right now for more info on the signing.