It is silly season in the NBA universe, especially through the prism of the upcoming draft. However, that potentially extends to the world of free agency as well, as evidenced by reporting that surfaced on Tuesday morning.
Marc Berman of the New York Post brings word that the Atlanta Hawks, in the midst of a rebuild, “have interest” in acquiring former No. 2 overall pick Michael Beasley this summer.
According to an NBA source, the Hawks and Suns have interest in Beasley and both clubs have cap space. Beasley has a home in Atlanta and is said to be intrigued.
Beasley owning a home in Atlanta isn’t overly noteworthy, simply because there are dozens of players of which that is true. Beyond that, Beasley is now 29 years old and, while he is an efficient bench scorer (21.3 points per-36 minutes on 56 percent true shooting last season), his presence on a rebuilding roster doesn’t appear to make such sense.
Within the same report, Berman notes that “at least five teams are expected to vie for Beasley” and, frankly, the Hawks have no incentive to even ponder entry into a bidding war for his services. Still, there is a report in late May concerning the Hawks and potential interest in a relatively famous NBA basketball player and, well, here we are.
Michael Beasley might be able to help a team next season with his admittedly impressive offensive skill set. That team probably shouldn’t be the Atlanta Hawks and the Phoenix Suns (also mentioned) don’t make a ton of sense either.