It’s the final day of August, which means the Suns’ decision of taking on Michael Beasley’s full $6 million salary for next season’s books has arrived. There’s a good chance they wait until tomorrow or the next few days to waive him and then use the stretch provision over the remaining $3 million left on his deal.
Whatever the case, all signs point to Beasley being waived, so if you didn’t have enough Beasley basketball fix, I give you one more tidbit.
Beasley joined Kevin Durant, Victor Oladipo, Thomas Robinson and Greg Monroe at the 2013 Goodman League this summer. It’s an informal, East Coast summer league that was especially popular during the 2011, when Durant did some 70-plus point damage on some days. The Mars Reel put together a highlight package for 2013 with a good deal of B-Easy in there.
No matter your thoughts on Beasley, it’s hard to argue that he didn’t possess a package of raw talent. And that’s why the Beasley experiment is really such a shame. Then, when you consider the guy seems troubled from a deeper standpoint than the technicalities of his legal woes, there’s some sympathy in there from a purely human perspective.
And not to be dark — I mean this as, “Will anyone pay the guy if the Suns release him?” — but who knows when we’ll see Beasley on the court next?