Sunday, July 11, 2010

Can Beasley breakthrough or be busted?

While talk continue to surrounded of a newly formed superteam in Miami the Heat made a small transaction to clear up cap room. The transaction? Trading Michael Beasley to the Timberwolves for a 2011 second round pick. That is how much this guy is worth now after two years in the NBA. From 2nd overall pick in 2008 to being salary cap trade bait being worth a 2nd round pick.

He was highly touted being "NBA ready" coming out of Kansas St. Instead becoming a budding star like Derrick Rose his attitude and lazy work ethic showed up with a trip to a drug rehab. While he improved his points per average by almost a point from his rookie season Derrick Rose, the player taken ahead of him, became an All-Star and the face of the Bulls. Not a good way to start off NBA career with Rose off to a hot start and the players picked after him such as O.J. Mayo and Russell Westbrook becoming a nucleus pieces of their team.

With a new change of scenery from Miami to Minneapolis he gets a "re-start" to his short NBA career. Hopefully he becomes the monster scoring machine like he was at Kansas St. and not fall into his old habits. It's make or break time for Beasley to show off potential and become a team/league star player or becoming a journeyman with the word "bust" hanging over his head.

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