Los Angeles Lakers: Michael Beasley, Future Laker?

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After going with a largely new look heading into the new season, could the Los Angeles Lakers be looking to add forward Michael Beasley to the mix?

Beasley, 25, reportedly worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers in El Segundo on Wednesday, and the Lakers are considering signing the former second overall pick.

After two stints with the Miami Heat, a go-around with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and a stay with the Phoenix Suns, Beasley currently finds himself looking for work. While he is certainly talented, there are certainly issues for him off the court.

Selected with the second overall choice in the 2008 NBA Draft, Beasley has shown flashes of brilliance on the court (and flashes of idiocy off the court, to be fair). He sports career averages of 13.2 ppg and 4.9 rpg, and has been proven as a capable scorer in the NBA.

Beasley, besides his off court issues, also has bounced around to three different teams (and the Heat twice), and failed to beat out Rashard Lewis for playing time during the Heat’s NBA Finals run last season because he could not get the defense down.

Should the Los Angeles Lakers be considering Michael Beasley for one of the few roster spots that remain? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons.

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