The Phoenix Suns have released Michael Beasley.
Beasley had two seasons remaining on his contract with the Suns, but he is now a free agent.
“The Suns were devoted to Michael Beasley’s success in Phoenix,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “However, it is essential that we demand the highest standards of personal and professional conduct as we develop a championship culture. Today’s action reflects our commitment to those standards. The timing and nature of this, and all of our transactions, are based on the judgment of our Basketball leadership as to how best to achieve our singular goal of rebuilding an elite team.”
“We have high standards for all of our players,” said Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough. “We expect them to represent the team and the community in a positive manner both on and off the court.”
Over the years, Beasley has earned a reputation for being unmotivated and a drug user. He was drafted 2nd overall by the Miami Heat, but has since played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Suns. He can now sign with any other team.