Michael Beasley | Career in photos

  • Michael Beasley of the West Team poses with John Wooden while holding the John R. Wooden Award following the Boys' McDonald's All American High School Basketball Game against the East Team on March 28, 2007 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. The West Team won 114-112. JOE MURPHY / NBAE-GETTY IMAGES

  • Kansas State freshman Michael Beasley, who scored 25 points, celebrates a victory over Kansas on Jan. 30, 2008 in Manhattan, Kan. RICH SUGG / KANSAS CITY STAR

  • Kansas State forward Michael Beasley (30) reacts after after scoring while getting fouled at the end of the game against Southern California in the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional basketball game in Omaha, Neb., March 20, 2008. NATI HARNIK / AP

  • NBA Draft hopeful Michael Beasley of Kansas State gestures at the NBA's predraft camp in Lake Buena Vista, on May 30, 2008. SCOTT MILLER / AP

  • Michael Beasley walks across the stage prior to the 2008 NBA Draft at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden, June 26, 2008 in New York City. The Miami Heat selected Beasley with the second overall pick. NICK LAHAM / GETTY IMAGES

  • Michael Beasley responds to questions during an interview after being selected with the second overall pick by the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA basketball draft in New York. FRANK FRANKLIN II / AP

  • Miami Heat president Pat Riley welcomes first-round selection Michael Beasley during a press conference, June 27, 2008. KARINA GONZALEZ / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley, center, drives past Chicago Bulls guard Keith Langford, left, and guard Derrick Rose (1) during an NBA summer league basketball game in Orlando, Monday, July 7, 2008. JOHN RAOUX / AP

  • Michael Beasley of the Miami Heat poses for a portrait during the 2008 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot on July 29, 2008 at the MSG training facility in Tarrytown, N.Y. JESSE D. GARRABANT / NBAE-GETTY IMAGES

  • Miami Heat rookie Michael Beasley studies his custom-made shoes during the team's media day, Sept. 26, 2008 at AmericanAirlines Arena. HECTOR GABINO / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Heat rookie forward Michael Beasley jokes around with Dwyane Wade during the Miami Heat's Media Day, Sept. 26, 2008 at AmericanAirlines Arena. HECTOR GABINO / STAFF PHOTO

  • Forward Michael Beasley, the second overall pick in June's draft, has a tough taskmaster in first-year coach Erik Spoelstra. Said Spoelstra, 'He's going to have to earn everything with the Heat. It doesn't matter how high he was drafted.' AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Miami Heat's Michael Beasley, Dwyane Wade and Shawn Marion. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami Heat rookie forward Michael Beasley shoots during practice at AmericanAirlines Arena on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. DAVID SANTIAGO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley posts up against the Pistons' Jason Maxiell during the second half of their preseason opener at AmericanAirlines Arena on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008. DAVID SANTIAGO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley drives against the New York Knicks' David Lee during their season opener on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NATHANIEL S. BUTLER / GETTY IMAGES

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley, right, pulls down a rebound against the 76ers as teammate Shawn Marion looks during their game on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 at AmericanAirlines Arena. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley goes up for a shot as the New Jersey Nets' Yi Jianlian attempts a block during the second quarter Monday night, Nov. 10, 2008 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. GASTON DE CARDENAS / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Miami Heat rookie forward Michael Beasley looks to pass the ball while being defended by Portland's Channing Frye during the first quarter Wedneday night, Nov. 12, 2008 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. HECTOR GABINO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • The Miami Heat's Michael Beasley drives to the basket to score against the Washington Wizards in the second quarter Friday night, Nov. 14, 2008 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. HECTOR GABINO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • The Miami Heat's Michael Beasley, center, drives to the basket as the Washington Wizards' Javale McGee, left, and Andray Blatche defend during the second quarter Friday night, Nov. 14, 2008 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. JEFFREY BOAN / AP

  • Miami Heat rookie forward Michael Beasley drives through the defense of the Washington Wizards' Nick Young to score two points during the second quarter Friday night, Nov. 14, 2008 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. HECTOR GABINO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Miami Heat rookie Michael Beasley (30) walks back to the bench after being whistled for his second foul in the first 72 seconds of the game as teammate Udonis Haslem (40) frowns on the call against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 at AmericanAirlines Arena. JOHN VANBEEKUM / STAFF

  • The Miami Heat's Michael Beasley tries to score against the Toronto Raptors' Chris Bosh during the second quarter at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008. HECTOR GABINO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley drives as the Houston Rockets' Carl Landry tries to block his advance during first-half action at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday night, Nov. 24, 2008 in Miami. GASTON DE CARDENAS / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley goes for a shot as the Houston Rockets' Carl Landry defends during first-half action at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday night, Nov. 24, 2008 in Miami. GASTON DE CARDENAS / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley dunks against the Milwaukee Bucks during first-half action of their NBA basketball game at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 in Miami. GASTON DE CARDENAS / STAFF PHOTO

  • Michael Beasley drives to the basket during the first quarter at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Friday, December 26, 2008. HECTOR GABINO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Miami Heat rookie forward Michael Beasley gains control of the ball during the first quarter against the New Jersey Nets on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena. Miami won in overtime 101-96. PEDRO PORTAL / STAFF PHOTO

  • San Antonio Spurs forward Tm Duncan looks to keep the ball from the Miami Heat's Michael Beasley during the second quarter of their NBA game on Monday Jan. 5, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena. GASTON DE CARDENAS / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley, center, looks to pass the ball under pressure from Denver Nuggets guard Dahntay Jones, left, and forward Linas Kleiza, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. DAVID ZALUBOWSKI / AP

  • Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett guards Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley during second-quarter action on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena. HECTOR GABINO / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley is fouled by the Orlando Magic's Rashard Lewis under the basket in the first half on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena. AL DIAZ / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley tries to score as the Orlando Magic's Tony Battie, top left, and Dwight Howard defend during their game on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena. HECTOR GABINO / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley before the start of Wednesday night's game against the Washington Wizards, Jan. 28, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena. Beasley was selected for the All-Rookie Rookie Challenge earlier in the day. HECTOR GABINO / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley drives to the basket during the second quarter against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena. HECTOR GABINO / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley looks to score against the Philadelphia 76ers' Marreese Speights during their game on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. HECTOR GABINO / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley (30) watches the basket as he moves between New York Knicks defenders Wilson Chandler (21), left, and Larry Hughes (0) in the first quarter on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. JOHN VANBEEKUM / STAFF PHOTO

  • New York Knicks forward David Lee defends against the Miami Heat's Michael Beasley as he shoots during the first quarter of an NBA regular season game on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. PEDRO PORTAL / STAFF PHOTO

  • The Miami Heat's Michael Beasley and Mario Chalmers share a laugh during their game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. DAVID SANTIAGO / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley looks to pass as he is guarded by the New York Knicks' Al Harrington during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Sunday, April 12, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. HECTOR GABINO / STAFF PHOTO

  • Michael Beasley of the Miami Heat attempts a jump shot during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 in Miami. GASTON DE CARDENAS / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley is all smiles in Game 3 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff game against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, April 26, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena. AL DIAZ / STAFF PHOTO

  • Atlanta Hawks guard Mike Bibby tries to stop Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley on a drive to the basket in Game 3 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff game on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena. C.W. GRIFFIN / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley tries to dunk over Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith in the second quarter of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference playoff series on Monday, April 27, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. Beasley missed the dunk. HECTOR GABINO / STAFF PHOTO

  • Heat forward Michael Beasley positions for a rebound against the Atlanta Hawks in a playoff game Friday night, May 1, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena. AL DIAZ / STAFF PHOTO

  • Heat forward Michael Beasley looks to pass against the Atlanta Hawks in a playoff game Friday night, May 1, 2009 at AmericanAirlines Arena. AL DIAZ / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Heat rookie forward Michael Beasley walks off the court as the Heat lose 91-78 to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 7 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series on Sunday, May 3, 2009 in Atlanta. The Hawks advance to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the conference semifinal. AL DIAZ / STAFF PHOTO

  • A photo posted on Michael Beasley's Twitter account before it was shut down. On Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, sources confirmed Beasley has checked into a Houston rehabilitation center to seek counseling for psychological issues and apparent drug use.

  • New NBA Minnesota Timberwolves basketball forward Michael Beasley enjoys a laugh during a news conference where he was introduced Thursday, July 15, 2010 in Minneapolis. Beasley was obtained in a trade with the Miami Heat. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Jim Mone / AP

  • Minnesota Timberwolves' Michael Beasley celebrates one of his baskets in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Hornets Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 in Minneapolis. Beasley led the Timberwolves with 30 points in their 113-98 win. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Jim Mone / AP