The Miami Heat have brought back forward Michael Beasley, signing him to a non-guaranteed contract Wednesday afternoon. Beasley was traded by Miami to Minnesota in July 2010.
“Michael had the best years of his career with us,” Heat president Pat Riley said. “We feel that he can help us.”
Beasley was bought out earlier this month by the Phoenix Suns, not long after the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft was arrested in Arizona on charges of felony marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In June 2011, Beasley was ticketed for marijuana possession and speeding in a Minneapolis suburb.
According to ESPN, It took some doing on Beasley’s side to make the Heat offer become reality. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the team initially had no interest in bringing Beasley back, then was swayed after the former Kansas State star offered to accept a non-guaranteed contract.
This past season as a part-time starter in Phoenix, Beasley averaged 10.7 points on 42 percent shooting.