De Phoenix Suns en Michael Beasley hebben besloten het contract te ontbinden. De forward, die de nummer 2 pick van Kansas State was in 2008 is de laatste tijd teveel negatief in het nieuws gekomen. Vorige week werd Beasley aangehouden met marihuana op zak.
Het werd de Phoenix Suns teveel en namen maatregelen. Beasley zijn resterende contract werd afgekocht met 7 miljoen dollar. Het bespaart de Suns 2 miljoen per jaar.
Dit is de statement die de Suns op nba.com publiceerde:
“The Phoenix Suns and Michael Beasley have reached an agreement to terminate the contract of the troubled forward.
The move on Tuesday will cost the franchise $7 million, a $2 million savings from what Beasley would have been due had he simply been waived. It also represents a significant reduction in what the hit on the team’s salary cap would have been.
Beasley was arrested a month ago in suburban Scottsdale on charges of felony marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. It was the latest in a series of incidents involving the drug that have plagued his NBA career after he was selected as the No. 2 overall draft pick out of Kansas State in 2008.
“The Suns were devoted to Michael Beasley’s success in Phoenix,” Suns President for Basketball Operations Lon Babby said in a statement released by the team. “However, it is essential that we demand the highest standards of personal and professional conduct as we develop a championship culture”.