What Michael Beasley Must Do to Get His NBA Career Back on Track

August 30th, 2013 by Michael Pina Leave a reply »

"I realize 10 minutes of feeling good is not really worth putting my life and my career and my legacy in jeopardy...so I'm confident to say that that part of my career, that part of my life, is over and won't be coming back."

-Michael Beasley at his introductory news conference with the Phoenix Suns early last year

There was once an actual time in recent history when knowledgeable fans of basketball wondered if the Chicago Bulls would ultimately regret selecting Derrick Rose over Michael Beasley in the 2008 NBA Draft. 

Those people were obviously wrong, but only because they weren't able to see the future. Coming out of Kansas State University, Beasley was as impressive an offensive prodigy as amateur basketball had ever seen, averaging 26.2 points (on 53.2 percent shooting) and 12.4 rebounds per game in his freshman season.


He then entered the league with numerous flaws, but nearly all of them were related to poor decision-making (on and off the court) and issues with effort. He was tantalizing because he was young and filled with talent, but played like he didn't know or care.

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