Toronto Raptors Still Have a Shot at Micheal Beasley

August 6th, 2011 by Hasib Moeen Leave a reply »
It's been over a year, but the memory remains fresh in the minds of many Raptor fans. Chris Bosh, our franchise player, wasn't going to be "ours" anymore but fans were still optimistic. It was widely rumored that Bosh would be traded for Micheal Beasley and a first-round pick so that the Heat could also add LeBron James to their roster.

Micheal Beasley was a solid player even before his breakout season last year. In his last season with Miami Beasley averaged 15 points and 6.4 rebounds, yet Toronto didn't want him.

The Raptors seemed content with Linas Kleiza, who was dominating international competition in the FIBA World Championship in Turkey. They had just drafted Ed Davis and signed Amir Johnson to a long-term contract. Maybe Colangelo thought he was a tweener or a problem child, but only a few could defend the decision.

Shortly after the season began it was clear Beasley was a great young player and had the potential to live up to his No. 2 overall draft status. He finished the year with averages of 19.2 points and 5.6 boards. The Wolves were terrible last season, but one could argue it had little to do with Beasley and everything to do with draft ...

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