They also decided the good outweighed the bad.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Michael Beasley to a second 10-day contract.
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Miami will get four more games – vs. the Celtics tonight (Comcast subscribers in Boston can watch here), vs. the Nets on Wednesday, at the Raptors on Friday and vs. the Cavaliers next Monday – to evaluate Beasley before having to sign him to a rest-of-season contract or let him walk. Had the Heat waited to sign him until today, they could have gotten a fifth game – vs. the Trail Blazers on March 18.
This is probably a sign they’ll sign him for the rest of the season after this 10-day deal. If they do, that extra game won’t matter.
Beasley, averaging 10.5 points in 23.7 minutes per game, has been alright. The bigger problem is that Miami – tied with the Pacers for eighth in the Eastern Conference – has needed to rely on him so heavily.