Michael Beasley F MIA 1 Month

LeBron James was reportedly "not pleased" with Michael Beasley's mental focus during the 2013-14 season.

Beasley appeared in 55 regular season games for Miami, but played just six total minutes during their postseason run (excluding the 17 minutes racked up once Game 5 was out of reach). Beasley's biggest accolades throughout his career so far have been getting drafted No. 2 overall in the 2008 draft, and a 42 point performance back in 2010 with Minnesota. Other than that, he's been traded away, waived, and he's now highly unlikely to return to Miami for the 2014-15 season. Beasley may sign a short-term deal this offseason, but there's just too much risk here for him to be considered a viable fantasy option.

Michael Beasley F MIA 1 Month

When Michael Beasley was asked if he'd like to return with Miami next season, Beasley responded: "Of course, why wouldn't I want to be back?"

Beasley has yet to suit up for a Finals game this year, but that doesn't really seem to bother him. "A chance to win a ring is definitely satisfying," he said. "It's fun for a while trying to do it yourself, but losing basketball, it gets old. I definitely would opt for the extended season." Beasley is set to hit free agency this offseason as an unrestricted free agent.

Michael Beasley F MIA 1 Month

Michael Beasley said the 2013-14 season in the background changed him for the better.

"Definitely a great move for my career, more on the mental side of things," Beasley said. "I've learned a lot: How to do things the right way, how to have fun the right way, not to sweat the small stuff." Coach Erik Spoelstra said he's seen him "grow immensely" and become a better pro. Obviously, Beasley's track record won't give him the benefit of the doubt for the future, but at least he's on the right track.

Michael Beasley F MIA 3 Months

Michael Beasley (ankle) will return to Miami's active roster for Tuesday's Game 1 vs. the Nets.

Whether Beasley actually plays is another question entirely, though he may be able to steal a few minutes from fellow bench players James Jones and Rashard Lewis. Beasley has appeared in six games over the past month, so at the very least he may be limited by a lack of conditioning.

Michael Beasley F MIA 3 Months

Michael Beasley (ankle) will be inactive for Sunday's opening game vs. the Bobcats.

Miami will not need him to get past the Bobcats, so this isn't too much of a blow to the Heat. The injury doesn't seem to be very major, so Beasley could possibly be back for Game 2, but he could very well pick up a DNP-CD in that one as well.

Michael Beasley F MIA 3 Months

Michael Beasley (ankle) said he is fine.

Beasley rolled his ankle during Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Sixers. He'll be available for Game 1 against the Bobcats Sunday, but probably will end up as a DNP-CD.

Michael Beasley F MIA 3 Months

Michael Beasley sprained his right ankle and will not return to Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers.

It's too bad because he was getting some run tonight, finishing with eight points, one board, two blocks and one turnover. Beasley's minutes figure to drop back down in the playoffs, but the team got a heck of a lot more than they bargained for from him this season.

Michael Beasley F MIA 3 Months

Michael Beasley scored 18 points in Monday's blowout 114-93 loss to the Wizards, adding five boards, three assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

The Heat sat Chris Bosh and LeBron James tonight to allow Beasley to put up a nice line in his home town. He'll likely be looking at another chance on Wednesday vs. the Sixers with the Heat locked into the two spot in the Eastern Conference. Considering how he likes to dominate the ball, Beasley could be looking at a big night should Miami sit their guys out again.

Michael Beasley F MIA 3 Months

Michael Beasley is likely to start at SF on Monday, with LeBron James (rest) doubtful to play.

Beasley has played exactly one minute in Miami's past five games, but there's a good chance he'll get aired out vs. the Wizards. In two previous starts this season, Beasley averaged 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 27 minutes per contest.

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Michael Beasley didn't get off the bench on Wednesday, receiving a DNP-CD.

He's had a couple decent lines recently but is only worth a look on nights when LeBron James isn't playing.