Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida
By CHARLIE McCARTHY  |  Last updated 10/13/13
MIAMI -- Michael Beasley's first stint with the Miami Heat lasted two seasons. Not exactly the plan when a player is taken with the second overall pick in the Draft. Two things contributed to an early exit from Miami in July 2010: cap space needed to sign LeBron James and Chris Bosh, and Beasley's immaturity and penchant for off-court troubles. "My first time around, I was a knucklehead," Beasley said following Sunday morning's practice. "A guy coming from nothing, with a lot of money and thought he knew everything. This time around, I'm trying to be more part of the team, more part of the community, more part of the Miami Heat culture. And it takes effort." Some people in Phoenix might chuckle at seeing those words. Beasley was released by the Suns early last month in the wake of his arrest on suspicion of marijuana possession. But if there's a team with which Beasley can salvage his career, the Heat figure to be it. Miami not only has a previous relationship with the player,...
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