According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, the Lakers worked out free agent Michael Beasley on Wednesday as the front office looks to round out the roster for this season.
The Lakers worked out free agent forward Michael Beasley in El Segundo on Wednesday, per multiple league sources— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 30, 2014
Beasley, the number two overall pick in the 2008 draft, spent last season with the Miami Heat, averaging 7.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 55 appearances for the Eastern Conference Champions. If he were to sign with the Lakers, they would be his fourth home in four seasons.
Throughout his career, Beasley has proven that he can score points if given enough shots, but after his struggles in Minnesota, Phoenix, and his return to Miami, he would seemingly not warrant much more than a minimum deal and a small role on this Lakers team. He does however, offer the ability to play both forward positions and would add some needed depth to the rotation.