Originally Posted by Eat Like A Bosh
No, use your head. That would be a form of collusion against a player and if were to actually happen only two people would know and they wouldn't be telling people about it after the fact. If the NBPA found out they'd be calling for heads on platters.
Teams are not allowed to do anything that restricts or steers a free agents ability to negotiate the fairest price. By the Lakers secretly taking themselves out of the running that would give an advantage in negotiations to the Suns knowing they can play hard ball with Beasley's agent knowing there are actually no competitive bidding.
People just talking out their asses, making up stories.