Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Aristotlexxx on Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:37 pm

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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:49 pm

When we dumped Fisher I was for giving him a shot, but this is becoming a habitual problem with him that he's not outgrowing.

He's very talented but basketball seems to be a way to pay for what his real passion is......partying

Even for the minimum I'm not sure I'd want him now. He had a real shot at growing into a leader in Phoenix and has completely whiffed.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Punk-101 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:09 pm

Low risk, high reward, IMO. I'm not concerned with his knuckleheadedness causing any locker room issues, as we are a veteran team. At worst, he's a wasted roster spot worth the vet min. I'd do it.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:35 pm

We rehabbed Odom... why not min vet this bozo
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Postby hollywood swinger on Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:38 pm

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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Pig Miller on Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:48 pm

get this guy a medical marijuana card and suit him up.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby khmrP on Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:53 pm

We didnt rehab Odom, he cleaned up his act in Mia. This is beasly 4th team and he still hasnt changed. Besides what so good bout him? Just a very inefficient chucker, we have one in youg already, dont need another.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby revgen on Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:04 pm

For the right price, sure.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby therealdeal on Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:22 pm

I'll pass on him. We've got Forwards who have higher character and more complementary games. I'd rather go in another direction.

Maybe when we needed more scoring, but we don't any more. We need guys who are high character, work hard, jack of all trades type players now.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Center Court on Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:33 pm

^^^ we're actually pretty thin at forward.

Pau is far better off at center
Hill is a very good hustle big but again, better as center
Swaggy is a 2
Johnson is a 2
Kobe can play some 3 but he's a 2

I don't disagree with the statement that we have high character guys, but we don't have *forwards* of any kind. And because we have high character guys, we can take on a guy like Beasley who is *only* a 3/4 tweener.

We're not stopping anybody this year. Maybe we can play decent team defense at times, but our best shot at winning enough games to be a playoff team is outscore opponents. For all is flaws, Beasley is a big addition in that category and the risk is minimal.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby therealdeal on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:00 pm

High character forwards that I'm talking about: Kelly, Hill, Landry, and Harris. I'd rather give those 4 time and opportunities than waste our breath trying to help a headcase like Beasley.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:08 pm

Beaz can play but seriously he couldn't stay away from the weed in PHX how the hell is he going to stay sober in the LA LA Land? Um I wouldn't bet on it.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Center Court on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:37 pm

therealdeal wrote:High character forwards that I'm talking about: Kelly, Hill, Landry, and Harris. I'd rather give those 4 time and opportunities than waste our breath trying to help a headcase like Beasley.



Hill was accused of choking his ex girl. Not something "very high character" to me. Much less high character than smoking weed. Kelly hasn't played a single minute and Harris and Landry might not make the team. Those are 3 guys you feel comfortable give time and opportunity to?

Point is that beasley is proven as a scorer. he needs a lot of help in terms of maturity but Kobe and Nash will provide that structure.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Barnstable on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:45 pm

I look at this upcoming season as an audition for being a part of the rebuilt Lakers. For the minimum, Id probably be ok with Iverson joining the team, lol (ok, no I wouldn't)

One year contract. What's the risk there?

The guy can play, and if getting dropped by the Suns is his rock bottom, he might just realize he better not f**** this opportunity up.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby kblo247 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:53 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:Beaz can play but seriously he couldn't stay away from the weed in PHX how the hell is he going to stay sober in the LA LA Land? Um I wouldn't bet on it.

Get a prescription like Snoop :man9:
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:57 pm

Worst case scenario - We sign him for cheap, he screws up, we let him go.

Best case scenario - We sign him for cheap, he works out, we sign him on a cheap deal with outs going forward because the rest of the league is scared of his off the court issues.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby Ariza3 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:27 am

we need a pf. seems everyday signing odom is getting farther from happening. id say go for it if suns release him. hed sign for vet min id assume. idk if hed want to play for lakers but hed get a ton of minutes and would thrive with dantoni's offense. no defense tho really. dont really care about weed as long as he plays well. dont think hell have serious trouble with the law here....cant do worse than rape...
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby lakersin4 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:07 am

As I posted in the roster improvement thread, I'd be all for signing Beasley.. Fits perfectly with the pattern of our signings so far (young guy who didn't live up to potential yet, doesn't play defense). I like him because he really is a good 6th man.. He isn't going to be a star player for 35 MPG but you can bring him off the bench at either foward spot & have him iso & carry the offense on runs when the team is struggling to get it going..

I don't think we're deep enough at either Foward spot so getting a guy who can play both is obviously a wise move.. If Harris or Kelly end up being legit rotation guys, Beasley can still be the 6th man at SF. If the rookies struggle then we play Beas more at PF & slide Kobe to SF some. I REALLY hope we sign Beasley.I think he'd easily see 25 MPG & give us 12-14 PPG.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby therealdeal on Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:38 am

Center Court wrote:
therealdeal wrote:High character forwards that I'm talking about: Kelly, Hill, Landry, and Harris. I'd rather give those 4 time and opportunities than waste our breath trying to help a headcase like Beasley.



Hill was accused of choking his ex girl. Not something "very high character" to me. Much less high character than smoking weed. Kelly hasn't played a single minute and Harris and Landry might not make the team. Those are 3 guys you feel comfortable give time and opportunity to?

Point is that beasley is proven as a scorer. he needs a lot of help in terms of maturity but Kobe and Nash will provide that structure.

Beasley is a proven scorer? Since when?

Accusations don't indicate guilt in this country.

No, I don't feel comfortable with it, but I feel less comfortable signing another player who doesn't necessarily want to be here and play Laker basketball. After having Dwight for a season, I'd rather we go through this tough season with players who will do the right things for us on the court and in the locker room.

I'd rather not go with Beasley and I think he will command better offers elsewhere, but I've softened on it a little bit. If he really wanted to be here the minimum, I'd take him... But I don't have to like it.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby karacha on Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:45 am

I would give it a try if the price is right.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby LAL4EVA on Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:59 am

I'd like more of a defensive player at the PF slot rather than beasley. I think our offense will be well enough next year, relatively speaking of course, and a defensive rebounding big that doesn't require a lot of touches would be a better fit.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby pound4pound1 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:42 am

our weed is too good here...might become a real issue
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby rydjorker121 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:46 pm

Overrated offense. Non-existent defense. History of off the court issues and on-court laziness. He's living off his past hype and draft number at this point. He can create shots for himself, but he lives on the worst shot of the game and doesn't bother to create shots for teammates. Eh.
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Re: Should the Lakers consider signing Michael Beasley?

Postby WilliamHaven on Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:13 pm

he's only decent offensively if he's getting the bulk of shots on a team. on this team he'll get 5-7, and with his efficiency we'll all be wishing him away by the 2nd week or so.

and didn't he and Rambis not get along?

i admit it's intriguing, but wise thought says NO.
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