Take a flyer on Beasley? The Suns just released him. What's the cap space for signing a 15th player at this point?
I guess it would be what we could call a ''high risk, low reward'' move... Although Beasley is still really young and a really good player. On paper, surely works. Court/locker room? Dunno.
Michael Beasley "a really good player"? Not last year.
He's finished in the NBA, a less than average player that keeps running afoul of the law.
why not throw one of the 'old' dogs on the Canadian National team and sign them to the 15th spot... Levon Kendall or Leo R?
Seriously guys, Michael Beasley, this would give us a pretty good rotation!
A lot of the forwards can play both spots
No. Guys like Beasley and Odom don't deserve to be in the league. Simple is that.
"The happiest Laker is one whose father was addicted to heroin; whose mother died of colon cancer when he was 12; who attended three high schools; had his first college scholarship revoked before the fall of his freshman year; became a subject of three college investigations; declared for the NBA draft; tried unsuccessfully to pull out of the draft; was picked by arguably the worst franchise in sports; violated the league's antidrug policy twice within eight months; and, after finally getting his life together, went home to New York City for an aunt's funeral and wound up burying his 6 1/2-month-old son, Jayden, then getting robbed at gunpoint."
And in the summer of 2011, Odom experienced more tragedy when, while home in New York City for a cousin's funeral, the driver of the car service Odom was a passenger in struck a motorcyclist, who in turn ended up colliding with and killing a 15-year-old boy.
Later that year, Odom was traded from the Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks at the end of the NBA lockout, a move he was very unhappy about. And in Dallas, and last season with the Clippers, he was a shell of the player who had won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year as a Laker in 2010-11.
I applaud your values, and sincerely wish you keep them and pass them on to your children. But when it comes to the subject of drug abuse, you seem very ignorant on the topic. It is never that simple.There are extensive medical studies, and textbooks to prove that. Trust me I've had to read them. When you get to abuse its no longer a choice, its a disease, with both a mental and a physical component. And Beasly and Odom are 2 very different cases that should not be linked together.
Beasley getting his hands on Toronto's best prospect, JV would be disasterous. Please keep him out of our locker.
I'm just as against drugs as you are, but not every person is born into the same lifestyle with the same family values, moral guidance, etc. It's easy to say, "Oh well he knows drugs are bad, so he shouldn't have done them regardless of what was happening in his life" but you don't know where the guy is coming from so it's a totally unfair assessment.
Based on performance, Beasley is not a good SF by NBA standards.
Keep the last roster spot open. That way we reduce the possibility of an unknown journeyman (e.g. Anderson), who has no business in this team's long term plans, getting minutes over our lottery picks.