(MIAMI) — The Miami Heat are bringing back Michael Beasley.
Beasley signed a contract with the Heat on Wednesday, looking to prove that he belongs in the NBA. The Heat drafted Beasley with the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft.
The Phoenix Suns bought out Beasley’s contract after he was arrested in Arizona on charges of felony marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“Michael had the best years of his career with us,” Heat president Pat Riley said. “We feel that he can help us.”
The Heat won 87 games in Beasley’s two seasons in Miami. He was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in July 2010, giving the team enough flexibility to sign LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh.
Beasley will be in training camp with the back-to-back NBA champions on October 1.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire