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Poll Question: Michael Beasley



Over the offseason Miami basically gave away Michael Beasley (the 2008 2nd overall pick) to Minnesota for a conditional second rounder to clear up cap-room for their free agent haul. Beasley was mentioned in Suns trade rumors for amar'e stoudemire the last two seasons, but nothing ever came to fruition as a result of questions over Beasley's immaturity and dubious off court actions.

 

This season Beasley seems to be rounding into his own as a player, putting up 20 points and 5.3 rebounds a game on 47% shooting, although he's still a poor defender. My question is, considering the moves we made this summer, do you wish the Suns front office had made more effort to pick up Beasley? Would Beasley's maturity problems and potential chemistry issues be worth the risk of getting a lottery pick talent for free?

There are three ways we could have picked him up, assuming Minnesota would have accepted the same offer from the Suns as they did from Minnesota:-

-aquire Beasley instead of Hakim Warrick, sending Minnesota a 2nd rounder and absorbing his $5million dollar contract into the trade exception instead of using it on Hakim Warrick

-Aquire Beasley in addition to our other Free Agent aquisitions, using the remaining trade exception

-aquire Beasley instead of Turkoglu, keeping Barbosa for a later trade

Some Stats:-

Beasley: 20ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.44steals+blocks, 1.6 apg, 47% shooting

Turkoglu: 9.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.25 steals+blocks, 1.8apg, .448% shooting

Warrick: 13ppg, 5rpg, .63steals+ blocks, o.9apg, .643% shooting

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