Michael Beasley has plenty of problems, but the Miami Heat invited him to camp and signed him to a prove up contract.
It’s your standard camp deal, non guaranteed. Low risk, high reward. Beasley had his only productive years with the Heat, a point which Pat Riley noted when discussing the Beasley signing.
It’s the type of move that you’d wish the Bulls would make. However, for Beasley the move to Miami was the obvious choice even if the Bulls wanted into the mix. He’s familiar with Riley, Wade, and the organization. He experienced success there.
I’m not upset the Bulls didn’t land Beasley, though I would have loved to see him in the Bulls camp as they could use the extra scoring punch. It’s the type of thing, similar to Oden, where the Heat had an inherent advantage in signing a player that would have been an interesting risk for Chicago.
Of course there’s still Tyrus Thomas available if they want to go with the high upside troubled player route. Tyrus wouldn’t give them what they really need even if he pans out though. He’s got tremendous defensive potential and can add athletic/hustle offense, but he can’t create shots or space.
In the end, I’m still riding the Drew Gooden train in terms of adding another player to roster. We’ll see what happens in camp.