Michael Beasley F MIA 1 Day
Michael Beasley will miss his third straight game on Tuesday as he recovers from a strained hamstring.
"We want to get him back to Miami and build and make sure he's ready to go for the weekend," said Erik Spoelstra, referring to Miami's next game on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers. Rashard Lewis and Chris Andersen figure to gain extra playing time off the bench with Beasley unavailable vs. the Pacers.
Michael Beasley F MIA 2 Days
Michael Beasley (hamstring) sat out Sunday's game as a precaution, according to coach Erik Spoelstra.
"Michael feels like he can go but hamstrings can be a little bit tricky," Spoelstra said. "We just want make sure to continue to strengthen and heal them and then reevaluate him [Monday]." We're considering him questionable to return vs. the Pacers on Tuesday. Beasley was averaging 19.0 points in the two games prior to his injury, but Miami's two-game schedule this week makes him a risky option.
Michael Beasley F MIA 3 Days
Michael Beasley will not play against the Pistons on Sunday due to a left hamstring strain.
It's his second game on the sidelines and he has no timetable to return. Beasley would have actually been a key piece in the rotation today with his 15-point game on Thursday and Dwyane Wade out, but the team will have to look to guys like Rashard Lewis, Norris Cole and Ray Allen to step up.
Michael Beasley F MIA 4 Days
Michael Beasley won't play on Saturday vs. the Wolves due to a strained left hamstring.
The injury doesn't sound too serious and Beasley is listed as day-to-day, so there's a chance he can return for Sunday's road game in Detroit. His minutes will be dispersed between guys like Shane Battier, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem and Rashard Lewis.
Michael Beasley F MIA 6 Days
Michael Beasley had another effective game in a loss to the Bulls on Thursday, scoring 15 points with seven boards, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 23 minutes.
He's coming off a 23-point game on Tuesday and he's been the main beneficiary of Dwyane Wade missing time. Beasley has been solid in every game in which he's played at least 20 minutes, scoring a minimum of 14 points in all six of those games. If Dwyane Wade every gets shut down for rest -- a highly-possible outcome -- Beasley might be a somewhat hot pickup.
Michael Beasley F MIA 8 Days
Michael Beasley almost solely topped the Heat in scoring on Tuesday, finishing with 23 points, four rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers, but LeBron James also scored 23 to share the title of team's leading scorer as the Heat fell to the Pistons.
Beasley had scored a total of 11 points in his previous two games and benefitted from Dwyane Wade getting the night off for rest, so don't race to pick him up after tonight's big line. LeBron had five rebounds and six assists to go along with the points, and is surely not happy with tonight's outcome.
Michael Beasley F MIA 12 Days
Michael Beasley scored seven points with three rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench on Friday.
Beasley's line leaves a bunch to be desired but Erik Spoelstra gave him crunch-time minutes tonight and that's probably the best indicator in his overall development. Owners can simply watch this social experiment from afar and if Beasley steps into a significant role we'll let you know.
Michael Beasley F MIA 21 Days
Michael Beasley hit 4-of-10 shots for 14 points and seven rebounds in Wednesday's win.
Beasley is currently alternating good games with bad ones right now, scoring 14, 6, 15, 6 and 19 points in each of his last five games. He benefitted from Dwyane Wade being held out again tonight, but is going to be an unreliable fantasy option in most weeks. Just keep an eye on him.
Michael Beasley F MIA 25 Days
Michael Beasley turned in his best game of the season in Saturday's 97-81 win over the Bobcats with 15 points, threee boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.
He got a little extra playing time with Chris Bosh in foul trouble and Udonis Haslem not playing. Beasley doesn't see much playing time on a regular basis and he'll only be worth using on those nights in which the Heat rest their stars.
Michael Beasley F MIA 29 Days
Michael Beasley came off the Heat bench and hit 8-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for a season-high 19 points, an assist and three rebounds in 20 minutes of Tuesday's blowout win over the Bucks.
Beasley actually looked like a player tonight and probably earned some trust from coach Erik Spoelstra with this impressive line. He got some extra burn due to the blowout, while it didn't hurt that Udonis Haslem (back spasms) and Ray Allen (flu) were both out for the Heat. Just keep an eye on Beasley, as we're guessing you would have to play in a 20-team league for him to be worthy of consideration for a pickup right now.