Report: Heat not interested in re-signing Michael Beasley due to defense and maturity concerns

Aug 25, 5:54 PM

This really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone familiar with "Super Cool Beas." 

The Miami Heat are not interested in re-signing free-agent forward Michael Beasley this summer because they're concerned about his inconsistency, his lack of trust in defensive schemes and maturity issues, according to a report from the Miami Herald.

These concerns have perpetually dogged Beasley and defined his career. For one reason or another, Beasley has never managed to put his tremendous talent to good use. The Heat gave Beasley a second chance last season, inking him for just the minimum.

[H/T Pro Basketball Talk]

Feature photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports/Bob Donnan

Aug 24, 11:56 AM

Heat give Michael Beasley's No. 8 to Shawne Williams

Aug 24, 11:56 AM

The Michael Beasley era appears to have ended in Miami .. again.

Beasley is still on the free-agent market, but without formerly cutting ties, the Heat have made their intentions known by issuing jersey No. 8 to newcomer Shawne Williams.

Miami could retain the seven-year man, but the administrative work indicates that Beasley will be looking for employment elsewhere.

The K-State product averaged career-lows in points (7.9) and rebounds (3.1) in sparing minutes for the Eastern Conference champions last season.