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07:19 AM ET 09.12 | On the surface, Michael Beasley may seem an ill fit for Pat Riley's team in Miami. Talked to a Phoenix Suns person tonight who said two of [Beasley's] biggest problems last season were ones familiar to Heat fans: Hogging the ball at times (which frustrated teammates and his two head coaches) and deficient defense. He said teams often went to the player Beasley was defending to exploit that matchup. His efficiency and shooting percentage have either stayed the same or gone down every year. He shot 47.2 percent as a rookie, then 45, 45, 44.5 and 40.5 last season with Phoenix. He's best from mid-range, shooting 46.1 percent from 10 to 16 feet last season, but just 30.6 percent from 3 to 10, and 34.9 from 16 feet to the three-point line.

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September 12, 2013  08:16 AM ET

He won't get a chance to hog the ball. Lebron won't give it up.

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September 12, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Wasted!

September 12, 2013  09:46 AM ET

If he can't get his act together in MIA, then he should just pack his bags and head overseas.

September 12, 2013  09:48 AM ET

The big 3 will make sure he stays in check.
See Birdman had no off court issues since signing in Miami.

September 12, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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He won't get a chance to hog the ball. Lebron won't give it up.

Bron averages 7.5 apg what are you talking about?

September 12, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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The big 3 will make sure he stays in check.
See Birdman had no off court issues since signing in Miami.

Kinda how I see it, Dee. This dude needs guidance. The leadership on the Heat should be sufficient.

Low risk move for your heroes.

September 12, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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Bron averages 7.5 apg what are you talking about?

Yeah.....I actually gotta agree, here.

The deal is that James gets a touch pretty much every trip up court. And there are times when he has passed when he had a shot. As a matter of fact, I recall that this was one of the 'knocks' on James.

James may be about the least selfish of 25ppg players in the last 15 years.....

September 12, 2013  10:10 AM ET
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Kinda how I see it, Dee. This dude needs guidance. The leadership on the Heat should be sufficient. Low risk move for your heroes.

Guess all a pot-head needs to "get back on track" is a total party city with skimpy hot chiks throughout the year. Perfect fit!!!

September 12, 2013  10:33 AM ET

BUST

September 12, 2013  10:38 AM ET

Take A Toke And Pass, Bro.

September 12, 2013  10:46 AM ET
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Take A Toke And Pass, Bro.

LMFAO, fantastic

September 12, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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Guess all a pot-head needs to "get back on track" is a total party city with skimpy hot chiks throughout the year. Perfect fit!!!

There you go... and if he can't **** right with ball there, he ain't gonna do it anywhere.

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September 12, 2013  01:08 PM ET
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as much as I HATE admitting it-it is a great sign-they had 2 weaknesses back up forward and center-they still need a center- as oden is not the answer....but now they have a guy that can come in & score and can give lbj a bit mroe rest. Damn I hate the heat

Well, the sun shines on a dogs #$# some days!

You are wrong about Oden though.

Talent is talent, rust can be knocked off...there is ZERO hurry with Oden and he will be another genius move by Riles.

So lets add it up:

They saved 17 million in tax penalties by letting go of Miller, then they sign both Oden and Bease...

A roster of LBJ, Wade, Bosh, Chalmers, Haslem, Birdman, Allen, Battier, Cole, Lewis, Jones, Oden, Bease, and Anthony is quite sick....

September 12, 2013  01:30 PM ET
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as much as I HATE admitting it-it is a great sign-they had 2 weaknesses back up forward and center-they still need a center- as oden is not the answer....but now they have a guy that can come in & score and can give lbj a bit mroe rest. Damn I hate the heat

It's a great signing because they already know the guy and can really control him plus he comes in really cheap. This guy will never be a starter again unless he cleans himself up.

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September 12, 2013  02:06 PM ET
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Oden has to have early onset osteoporosis.I wish him well and hope he can at least contribute.But, his career is over...imo

When did his career start for it to be "over"???

 
September 12, 2013  02:22 PM ET

I actually doubt Beasley will make the team. His only above average talent is that he makes everyone around him worse. Watching him play it becomes clear he has no basketball IQ and is actually a lot worse of a player than his numbers suggest.

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