Feb 8, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley (0) check the scoreboard in action against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Michael Beasley Situation

Eight months into 2013, the Phoenix Suns’ forward Michael Beasley has already had his third run in with the law. Early Tuesday morning in Scottsdale Beasley was arrested on suspicions of marijuana possession. 

Of course this wasn’t the first time Beasley has dealt with marijuana issues. When Beasley was dealt from Miami to Minnesota, former Minnesota Timberwolves general manager described Beasley as “a very young and immature kid who smoked too much marijuana”.

On top of Beasley’s current situation, he was pulled over by law enforcement this past January for speeding, operating a vehicle that did not have a license plate, and for being in possession of a loaded gun in the backseat. Beasley was handcuffed that night but ultimately wasn’t taken into custody.

Then there was the incident which took place during this past May when Beasley was investigated for an alleged sexual assault case. According to USA Today, the police said that the case is still open but no formal charges have been brought against Beasley.

So the question now remains “What should the Suns do with Michael Beasley?”

The answer for the question is actually quite simple, CUT HIM!

Since Beasley’s arrival in Phoenix, he has been nothing but bad news both on and off the court. During his one season with the Suns he’s already had three different run ins with the law not to mention he has been less than impressive on the hardwood.

The Suns under newly hired general manager Ryan McDonough have underwent quite a few changes in terms of personnel, and Michael Beasley has to be the next change. Change as in GONE!

With all the additions the Suns have added to their roster, young players such as Alex Len and Archie Goodwin, the Suns don’t need an influence like Beasley hanging around in the locker room.

Beasley has shown us all that he hasn’t grown up since his rookie days, and his lack of improvement throughout his five seasons in the NBA suggests a poor work ethic.

According to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, the Suns currently have the option to waive Michael Beasley and stretch his contract. The Suns would then pay Beasley $9 million dollars over the span of five years as opposed to two.

It’s time for the Suns and Michael Beasley to part ways. Let the guy go play basketball somewhere else, accept the fact that signing him was a mistake, and move on.

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