Suns’ Michael Beasley Released: Strange Saga Goes from Bad to Worse

September 3rd, 2013 by Peter F. Richman Leave a reply »

Michael Beasley was released by the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, according to, a decision that only takes the forward's professional basketball life from bad to worse.

The club saves $2 million by terminating his contract instead of waiving the 24-year-old, who originally signed a three-year, $18 million deal in the summer of 2012. 

The Suns have chosen to part ways with Beasley just a month following his latest arrest stemming from a traffic stop in which an officer found marijuana and paraphernalia in his Mercedes-Benz.

What a long, strange trip it's been for Beasley.

He has made promises, broken promises, come out of AAU and college with promise and has excruciatingly failed to live up to it. Throughout several strange seasons, teammates and coaches have taken exception to his clowning on the court. He has been traded, arrested, fined, checked into rehab and given nine lives, so to speak.

It is not a completely incredulous scenario to arrive out of high school as one of the most touted athletes, run into off-the-court problems and fail to live up to the hype. It is not an unbelievable st ...

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