The Heat have re-signed Michael Beasley to second 10-day contract, according to a team press release. The forward’s first 10-day contract with Miami ended Saturday night after the team’s win over the Kings. Given how the Jared Karnes client has performed, it was widely expected that he would get another contract from Miami.
In six games with the Heat so far this season, Beasley has shot 44.6% from the field and averaged 10.5 points during 23.7 minutes per game. While those aren’t spectacular numbers, the Heat could use all the offense they can get as they rank 28th in the league in offense, scoring only 94.5 points per game.
The deal will continue the former No. 2 overall pick’s third stint with the team. The team drafted him in 2008 but traded him in a salary shedding deal that cleared the way for Miami to sign LeBron James and Chris Bosh in 2010. Beasley joined forces with James and Bosh last season, but the team didn’t offer him a chance to return last offseason.
Beasley, who came into the league as Miami’s No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, has appeared in 415 career NBA games (199 starts) and averaged 13.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 24.8 minutes per game while shooting 45% from the field.
Zach Links contributed to this post.