Make sure to update your biggest busts of all-time lists, we may have clinched a new name on the list as the Phoenix Suns have officially released trouble small-forward Michael Beasley.
The release comes on the heels of Beasley’s recent arrest on suspicion of marijuana possession. The latest arrest is only the most recent in a long list of troubles with the law and specifically marijuana:
- September 2008: Police responded to the hotel room of Beasley, Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur claiming the room smelled strongly over burning marijuana. Beasley apparently slipped out of the door when police arrived which allowed him to stay at the NBA Rookie Transition camp while Chalmers and Arthur were excused from camp.
- August 2009: Beasley checked into a Houston rehab center just a few days after he posted Twitter pictures with marijuana visible in the background.
- June 2011: Beasley was pulled over by a policeman for speed. The car smelled of marijuana and allegedly found marijuana in a plastic bag under the seat. Beasley was fined and ticketed.
Beasley, who averaged a career-low 10.1 points and 3.8 rebounders per game with Phoenix last year, may have seen his last opportunity in the NBA. The combination of deteriorating skills, career-low shooting and the multiple marijuana related issues make Beasley a tough sell to any NBA teams, even those tempted by Beasley’s fantastic skill-set.
Beasley, still only 24-years-old, has played with three NBA teams including the Miami Heat, who famously drafted him #2 after the Chicago Bulls chose 2011-12 MVP Derrick Rose, Minnesota Timberwolves and most recently the Phoenix Suns.
Do you think this is the end of the line for Beasley?