Jan 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward Michael Beasley (8) is pressured by Los Angeles Lakers point guard Manny Harris (3) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Lakers work out Michael Beasley

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Despite already having a full roster, the Lakers are still on the lookout, having reportedly worked out Michael Beasley earlier in the day, Wednesday.

The Lakers worked out free agent forward Michael Beasley in El Segundo on Wednesday, per multiple league sources

Dave McMenamin

The Lakers have long had interest in the enigmatic small forward, dating back to his time in Minnesota. Multiple rumors had them hoping to bring him to LA in exchange for Pau Gasol and more assets.

Now, however, Beasley is coming off season in Miami where he was a seldom used bench player. Despite playing in 55 games in the regular season, he averaged just 15.1 minutes and saw just four games and 23 minutes total in the playoffs.

Still, with the Lakers thin at the small forward position, Beasley would bring depth and still has a scoring touch. However, he also has a long history of bad decision making on and off the court, which could be an unnecessary distraction.

The Lakers can only offer veteran’s minimum to players at this point, meaning Beasley would likely come in on a one-year deal, similar to Wes Johnson, Xavier Henry, and Nick Young last year. However, there lies the potential for a big pay day for Beasley as he’ll likely see plenty of playing time next to Bryant.

Do you think Beasley would be a good addition to this team?

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