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#1 Lakersfan1211

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:08 AM

The Lakers worked out free agent forward Michael Beasley in El Segundo on Wednesday, per multiple league sources


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Do we really want to deal with this?

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Looks like that LAX workers tweets may have legs.

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:20 AM

 bring him on board, why not. low risk, high reward.


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:23 AM

 bring him on board, why not. low risk, high reward.

Idk how you can call this a low risk



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:26 AM

Idk how you can call this a low risk


Beasley is still a good player. He is no worse than Metta. He has shown he has the skills to be a legit player if he gets his [expletive] together so why not give the kid a chance. Hell we are in no position to turn down potential assets.

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:27 AM

High risk. No thanks.

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:28 AM

Idk how you can call this a low risk

 

a min contract and it's most likely gonna be non guaranteed deal so if it doesn't workout we can release him. No big deal  


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:29 AM

Beasley is still a good player. He is no worse than Metta. He has shown he has the skills to be a legit player if he gets his [expletive] together so why not give the kid a chance. Hell we are in no position to turn down potential assets.

Being better than Metta is nothing special at all. Guy is playing in china now.

 

His attitude and off court issues are not something this team should look for. There is a reason why no one wants him. Hell even Lebron was saying that he did not like him as a teammate. 



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:32 AM

Being better than Metta is nothing special at all. Guy is playing in china now.

His attitude and off court issues are not something this team should look for. There is a reason why no one wants him. Hell even Lebron was saying that he did not like him as a teammate.



[expletive] Lebron. His opinion means nothing to this team. What should this team look for? Beasly is a cheap player that can turn out to be a gem if he plays like he is supposed to. Sign him to a non guaranteed deal. If it doesn't work out fine but we suck ass. We can't turn down potential help because we have our head up our ass.

Edited by JayTheGreat, July 30, 2014 - 11:37 AM.


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:34 AM

Beasley isn't high risk for the veterans minimum and coming off the bench with that responsibility.  


We aren't asking him to lead our franchise into the next millennium. We'd likely be asking him to come off the bench as a scorer, with Nick Young and Randle etc.  
 

Our bench looks like this if Beasley comes on board

Steve Nash / Jordan Clarkson
Nick Young / Xavier Henry
Michael Beasley
Julius Randle / Ryan Kelly
Ed Davis / Robert Sacre


This isn't a bad thing it just cuts into X's time, but depending how long it takes X to get back in shape and healthy it's not a 'terrible' idea. 

I'd have more worries about Nash's ability or rather inability to stay healthy than I would Beasley interrupting things.  Particularly with a coach as disciplinary as Scott. 
 

Also, despite the diminished role in Miami and Spo deciding not to use him consistently(for unknown reasons, I guess to 'humble' him).  He didn't cause issues with the team unless you count LeBron yelling at him for eating his ice cream with waffle fries(I'm serious).  


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:34 AM

Id call this low risk high reward because if tries to mess around then we can just cut him and be done with it but if it turns out that he can help the team then its always a plus.

I hope we pick him up because i dont believe westley johnson as a sf is enough.

Im a huge believer of giving people chance. Sometimes, thats the only thing we need in life. He may have done some stuff in the past but lets not torture him because of his off the court issue. If he brings it each game and doesnt mess around with the team, im all for it. We had some players that needed that 2nd chance too before and we supported them. Im sure we can do the same for him.

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:35 AM

Beasley will smoke himself to another suspension. No thanks



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Source who saw Beasley's workout tells me: "Looked very good and he has been working out ... A tiny rust from layoff but did a good job"



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:39 AM

B-Easy would be a better scorer than most on the squad and instead of trying to make him something he isn't (a 3) Let's let him play stretch 4 off the bench and be our little microwave with Swaggy. I've liked this guy since college he just gets sidetracked pretty easy lol

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:43 AM

Lol it's not like we giving him a long-term max... It's probably gonna be a minimum deal. He gets in trouble, or can't play, you just cut ties with him. Low risk - decent reward. 



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:43 AM

If he takes the minimum, where's the risk?


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:45 AM

for minimum id take him everyday! :)

 

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:46 AM

Well this goes into the philosophy of surrounding Kobe with scorers.  Beasley makes our bench that much more deadly and has a coach that's going to demand defense from him. So why not.  Another scorer in the Princeton doesn't hurt.  

Hope he played well enough to earn a spot.  

Does that make our roster 14 if he's signed?


Jeremy Lin / Steve Nash / Jordan Clarkson

Kobe Bryant / Nick Young / Xavier Henry

Wesley Johnson / Michael Beasley

Carlos Boozer / Julius Randle / Ryan Kelly

Jordan Hill / Ed Davis / Robert Sacre

 

 

Well...that's a pretty deep and solid team. If Kobe remained healthy there's really no reason they shouldn't make the playoffs if Byron keeps his promise to listen to players or Mitch etc or seek advice.


fyi Magic Johnson also said he'd help Byron out if he needed him at practice or anything since he's always around there anyway.  

Another thing to look into, the Lakers are Beasley's favorite team and Kobe is his favorite player, if we're gonna use the same philosophy of guys that actually want to be there wanting to excel and play well and earning a nice paying contract and a staying place in LA.   Then Beasley could be placed in that same category.  I'd hate that he's eating into X's time, but considering X's health and how much of himself he'll be upon returning it is not a bad idea.  Like I said, I'd worry more about Nash's health than I would Beasley 'throwing' things off. 


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:49 AM

Low risk move if it happens. 

 

The Lakers have very little expectations. It's a high risk move for contenders and the Lakers aren't that right now. 

 

He's 25 years old and can score. Don't see the problem in bringing him on board.  If Lakers get lucky, he falls in line and starts to realize his potential. If not, you let him go. 






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