Report: Heat won’t pick up Michael Beasley’s option for next season

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No matter what, the Heat and Michael Beasley always seem to end up back together. They took him with the No. 2 overall pick in 2008 and traded him after two seasons, but can never bring themselves to fully give up on him. They brought him back for the 2013-14 season and then, last season, signed him in February.

Once again, they’re going their separate ways. At least for now. The Heat have told Beasley they won’t be picking up his option for next season, according to the Miami Herald‘s Barry Jackson:

Other than his repeated second chances with the Heat, Beasley seems to have washed out of the league entirely. He’s never been able to put the repeated maturity concerns fully in the past, and his on-court contributions have been inconsistent at best. Given the way the last couple of years have gone, there’s a chance the Heat will bring him back during the season, once 10-day contracts start in January.