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Beasley will play Friday against the Pelicans, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Beasley signed a 10-day contract with the Heat on Thursday, and it appears he's ready to join the lineup Friday. He came back to the United States after playing in China, and will move right back into consideration for playing time with the Heat. It's unclear how much he will contribute Friday, but it helps that he played a stint under coach Erik Spoelstra earlier in his career.

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Beasley signed a 10-day contract with the Heat on Thursday, Joe Goodman of the Miami Herald reports.

Beasley, whose season in China recently ended, will rejoin the Heat after playing 55 games for the franchise last season. It's tough to discern whether Beasley will step into a consistent role right away, but he's already familiar with Miami's system, and the team is especially thin in the frontcourt after learning Chris Bosh (blood clot) will miss the remainder of the season.

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Beasley will leave the Grizzlies to sign a deal in China, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Beasley, who spent last season with the Heat, had little chance of making an impact with the Grizzlies this season, and signing overseas certainly presents more financial security. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft has been one of the more high profile busts in recent memory, but perhaps spending time overseas will allow the mercurial forward to reinvent himself. He's still young and full of potential, so there's a decent chance he returns to the NBA down the road.

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Beasley will join the Grizzlies in training camp on a non-guaranteed contract, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

He worked out with the Grizzlies this week and saw an opportunity to make the roster as a backup power forward, as other viable chances to break camp with a team were hard to come by for Beasley. After playing in 55 regular season games for the Heat in 2014, he was left out of the team's playoff rotation -- a sign of just how far the former No. 2 overall pick in 2008 has slipped in his NBA career. He is always a threat to score while on the floor, but often fails to play within team concepts at both ends of the court. Jon Leuer will be his main competition at the four during camp, but even if he makes the team, he would likely need an injury to Zach Randolph in order to start seeing fantasy-relevant minutes.

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The Lakers worked out unrestricted free agent Michael Beasley on Wednesday.

Beasley's agent said some teams have interest in his client, so he wasn't bluffing. The Lakers would be a good spot for Beasley due to their lack of depth at small forward, but he certainly wouldn't be a lock to make the rotation. Additionally, the Lakers would have a handful of characters on their team should they sign Beasley.

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Several teams have reportedly shown interest in unrestricted free agent Michael Beasley.

There's probably a few teams out there willing to give Beasley a minimum deal, however, it's unlikely he'll be able to maintain any fantasy relevance wherever he lands.

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Teams are expressing interest in Michael Beasley, according to his agent, Jared Karnes.

This is sports agent 101 and Karnes said "there has been quite a bit of activity in the past four days." Beasley wasn't a head case in Miami, which is probably the biggest positive out of last season. He'll only be a reserve and should get a deal soon.

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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.

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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.

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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.