NBA Late Bloomer: Will Michael Beasley Have a Chris Mullin-Type of Career?

October 1st, 2010 by Mike B. Leave a reply »
Following a monstrous freshman season at Kansas State, Michael Beasley was selected by the Miami Heat with the second overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.    

Pat Riley and the Heat expected Beasley to instantly become the league's "Next Big Thing" and form a devastating one-two punch with 2006 NBA Finals MVP Dwyane Wade.

However, Beasley has failed to live up to expectations so far as he owns a career scoring average of just 14.3 points per game after two seasons. That's probably about eight or nine points shy of what people assumed he would be averaging by now.

Beasley has shown flashes of brilliance on the court, but has dealt with issues off it. 

In order to free up space to sign free agents LeBron James and Chris Bosh, Miami traded Beasley to the Minnesota Timberwolves this past July in exchange for two future second-round draft picks.

Sure, he hasn't quite proven to be the next Kevin Durant and yes, he has dealt with drug-related issues, but Beasley has to be worth more than just two measly second-round picks. 

Beasley could definitely have a break out year this coming season and mayb ...

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