Miami Heat misfit Michael Beasley getting a chance with San Antonio Spurs

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Miami Heat misfit Michael Beasley could be about to upgrade from the NBA runners up to the only team who outperformed them last season, reigning champions the San Antonio Spurs.

Fallen star

As reported by Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski the former number two draft pick is working out for Gregg Popovich's team at present with the view to Beasley taking up one of the empty roster spots currently available in San Antonio with several weeks still remaining until training camp gets underway.

Beasley, who began his NBA career with the Miami Heat, spent just one season on the roster after his return in 2013 and it is safe to say he didn't pull up any trees in South Florida second time around - averaging a career low 7.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in an admittedly limited time on the court.

Making just two starts (and 55 total appearances) for Miami in the 2013-14 season, Beasley got comfy on the bench and would likely rekindle that role at any franchise who takes a gamble on him in the coming weeks and months.

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Off court worries and on court interest

Beasley has been touted around a number of franchises since it became clear that his time at the Heat was up, with a switch to the Los Angeles Lakers in the pipeline at one point following two separate work out sessions with the famous purple and gold franchise.

The Lakers opted against offering the former Suns and Timberwolves man however with his off-court issues likely as much of a worry as his inefficiency on it.

With a string of run ins with the law, from alleged marijuana possession and speeding fines to hotel antics as a rookie, Beasley is hardly the most risk free free agent going at the minute.

Spurs an odd fit

Not to mention that those issues are pretty much the exact opposite of any player associated with the San Antonio Spurs organization at present - or at pretty much any point since Coach Pop came to town.

Gregg Popovich is known of course for rekindling careers of those who have run into trouble or lost their form and Michael Beasley certainly fits into that category.

But the 25-year-old, for all of his promised talent, simply does not look like a fit for the selfless basketball ethos that has helped the Spurs reach the top of the NBA pyramid.

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