This morning, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo tweeted about the next player vying for the final spot on the Spurs roster:
Yahoo Sources: With an open roster spot, San Antonio's working out an intriguing free agent: Michael Beasley. http://t.co/1qLijJbGR3— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) September 17, 2014
Last year, Beasley played 55 regular season games with the Miami Heat and averaged 7.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game.
Beasley's best year came in 2011 when he averaged 19.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game with the Minnesota Timberwolves, a time when Clippers coach Doc Rivers believed Beasley can one day lead the league in scoring. Teams believe he can still be an effective scorer, but his biggest issue so far has been staying out of trouble off the court.
Among problems Beasley has faced, he's violated the league drug policy, was ticketed in June 2011 for possessing marijuana when pulled over by a police officer in Minnesota, and was waived by the Phoenix Suns in September of last year after being arrested for suspicion of marijuana possession.
It's difficult to believe Beasley can take a step in the right direction since his bad reputation has lasted throughout his career, but if the Spurs can get through to him it can be a huge payoff.
Again, this is a very big "if."