A source said Phoenix and Detroit #Pistons are among those pursuing small forward Michael Beasley. Minnesota declined to extend the former No. 2 pick a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent. Via Sports Illustrated
Not sure how I feel about this, this former #2 Draft pick has been nothing but a disappointment. It also doesn’t say much that a team like the Timberwolves has no use for him. Remember they have Darko.
Per Matt Dery @deryNBA Pistons tell sources that the SI report on Beasley is incorrect and the Pistons are not targeting Michael Beasley.
The 15-29 Pistons will host the 23-22 Miami Heat at the Palace tonight.
“Micheal Beasley will be a game-time decision Friday after he hyperextended his right knee in the first quarter of a 111-103 loss at Toronto on Wednesday.
This is the first of three meetings between these teams this season. Wade, averaging 31.5 points on 57.5 percent shooting in his last four contests, had 39 in the teams’ last matchup at The Palace of Auburn Hills last season, helping the Heat snap a six-game road losing streak in the series.” Via NBA.com
The Scouting Report via Pistons.com
Ben Gordon is a game time decision and still no word on the progress of Will Bynum. Gordon may not play, but he will be at Meijer to sign an autograph or two on Saturday.
Tip is at 8:00 pm EST and will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit. For the radio broadcast tune in to WWJ 950 AM or follow the action over at NBA.com.
I will have some special guests with me at the game. Keep an eye out for some game time tweeting, as well as some HD Flip Video later.