Originally Posted by BFRESH44
Some of you guys have a very skreskewedred view of what Beasley's current trade value is right now.
Beasley's trade value is in the absolute crapper right now. He's got untapped potential, but so far all it is that. Untapped.
He's displayed a poor basketball IQ, and a VERY inconsistent motor. After watching these playoffs, I've jumped off the bandwagon. Like this kid, but he simply doesn't fit the culture of the Miami Heat organization. He's not far more seasoning as player, and we cannot wait on that.
You have to get what you can get to take BEST advantage of the salary flexibility we are set to have in the most UNPRECEDENTED free agent class in NBA history.
The Wizards are set to also be under the salary cap next year.
If we could use parlay's Beasley potential to get rid of the partial gurantee of James Jones(1.8 million), and get rid of Daequan Cook's 2 million, Miami could then have a scenario where three max deals are MORE than plausible. You do that, even if you only get a future protected draft pick as compensation.
It's has, and will always BEEN about RIGHT NOW for Pat Riley. It's been that way since 95(when he first came on board) when he traded Glenn Rice for Zo, and Bimbo Coles and spare parts for Tim Hardaway in one fell swoop.
There's a scenario we Miami could potentially sign an Amare(to play center) AND a Carlos Boozer OUTRIGHT thru free agency, in addition to re-signing one of the best players in the entire world in D.Wade. And all three players would be IN THERE PRIMES. 27, 28, & 28 years old.
That scenario must explored in every conceivable way. This is a stars league.
I think you are the only guy who thinks this way.
Beasley is a whole lot more valueable than a protected draft pick. Beasley is a whole lot more valuable than a salary dump. Simple as that, and Riley knows this as well.
A 21yr old with current production of 15/6 on a BAD
year isn't exactly someone you throw away. Seriously, SMH at your logic.