Michael Beasley was one of the most notable free agents still looking for a new team after leaving the Miami Heat for a second time and sources have revealed that the 25-year old swingman has reached an agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Beasley to the Grizzlies
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Beasley has found a new home for the season, he tweeted saying: "Free agent forward Michael Beasley has reached agreement on a deal with Memphis, league sources tell Yahoo."
The free agent forward has been signed to a non-guaranteed deal and has met up with the Memphis Grizzlies in training camp.
He spent several days working out with the team and his decision to sign for the Grizzlies came down to the possibility of garnering minutes at the backup power forward position.
Beasley had also spent several weeks working out with two of the most historic franchises in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs but has ultimately decided to sign with Memphis.
With most of the free agents having found a new destination for the upcoming season, the talented Beasley who still has many years in the NBA, if he can curb his behaviour, found himself without many suitors after struggling for playing time with the Miami Heat.
The small forward who was the 2nd overall pick by the Heat in 2008 has floated around the NBA with controversy never afar. Beasley has been involved in many off-the-court issues throughout his six-year career and the Miami Heat took a punt bringing him back to the organisation with hopes of maturing the young player with their experienced roster.
Beasley was a high school sensation and up until the professional stage, was always contesting Kevin Durant for the best player in their local area. Growing up as friends and rivals on and off the court, Beasley has never matched the superstardom that Durant went on to achieve.
However, at the age of 25, the Memphis Grizzlies believe that Beasley may have something to offer their franchise if they can develop the right attitude towards striving to become a better player and person.