Hey, it’s true, Michael Beasley is going nuts right now, here in his escape from Miami to Minnesota, a journey that no one in the history of mankind probably made in their lives (trade sun for snow?).
And as you might expect, barely seconds after his 20-footer beat the Clippers last night in yet another terrific game by the man known as “Super Cool Beas”, the chat rooms were saying the Heat blew it by giving him up so easily.
Well, I agree with the “easily” part. Maybe Miami should’ve held out for a little more than a pair of second-rounders (I know they couldn’t add salary because of the space needed to sign The Big Three. But second-rounders?). Still, they had to give him up. And I’m not sure Beasley would’ve been this productive had he somehow stayed in Miami (which was financially tough to do). He’s in the right situation in Minnesota, a team that desperately needs a showman and a star. Perhaps they have one.
Beasley is doing things he seldom did in Miami, for a variety of reasons. First, he wasn’t mature enough; we all know about the marijuana incident, the rehab and the Twitter incident. Two, he was always yielding to Dwyane Wade, which was understandable. Three, I’m not sure he ever had this much confidence in his skills, at least not since his final year at K-State.
Bottom line: Minny finally made a decent personnel decision. Beasley is an offensive beast. He scored 42 against the Kings a week ago and over the last week has averaged almost 33 a game. He’s taking his man off the dribble and he’s elevating for some nice-looking 20-footers. Sure, we’ll still hold our breath and hope he keeps his head straight, now that everything’s going right. But they love him at the Target Center and he’s a perfect compliment to Kevin Love.
Is Beasley the acquisition of the year so far? Your take, readers.