Michael Beasley Should Be a Member of the Toronto Raptors

November 19th, 2010 by Mark Birdsell Leave a reply »
Bryan Colangelo and the rest of the Toronto Raptors’ front office must be kicking themselves right now.

This past summer, as everyone knows, the Raptors sent Chris Bosh to the Miami Heat for two first round draft picks and a trade exception. However, if Colangelo could get his hands on a time machine there is no doubt he’d make a different decision.

Toronto, as it is currently constructed, could use the talents of former 2nd overall draft pick Michael Beasley.

Beasley is currently leading the Minnesota Timberwolves in scoring with over 22 points per game.

Over his first two seasons Beasley did not impress anyone with his play, but it can be argued that his time in Miami was plagued from the beginning.

Pat Riley never wanted to draft Beasley. He wanted Derrick Rose. When Miami failed to win the draft lottery in the 2008, Riley did everything he could to move the pick.

At the end of the day, Riley failed to receive any trade offers he was interested in and decided to select Michael Beasley.

Beasley played two seasons and then Riley gave him up for a 2nd round draft pick. The move can only ...

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