Beasley was dropped to the bench for much of the end of last season in Miami…
The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly worked out free agent forward Michael Beasley on Wednesday, with the view of giving him another chance to shine.
Beasley returned to the Miami Heat last season but spent most of the second half of the season on the bench after coach Erik Spoelstra gave up on the experiment while LeBron James reportedly grew frustrated with his focus and attitude.
The former No.2 pick has been dogged by off-the-court distractions and problems on the court, but ultimately for the minutes that he did play last season, he was relatively efficient and showed signs of why he was previously so highly thought of.
However, the Heat opted against extending his time with them and now it appears as though the Lakers are the next team to give him an opportunity to prove his talent.
Although there are worse options available in the free agency market, the 25-year-old isn’t expected to answer all the problems in Los Angeles, but ultimately he could be a decent acquisition to provide some scoring off the bench.
Beasley will be seen as a low risk high reward option, and perhaps with the influence of Kobe Bryant on an everyday basis in practice, it could well be the spark that finally gets him to fully focus on improving his game and developing his attitude.
According to sources, Beasley “looked very good and he has been working out…A tiny rust from layoff but did a good job”, and as a result the Lakers may well continue to give him serious consideration moving forward.