Lakers News: Latest on Michael Beasley Workout and More

The Los Angeles Lakers are apparently still looking for talent to fill out their roster.

Per Dave McMenamin of "The Los Angeles Lakers are considering signing free-agent forward Michael Beasley and brought in the six-year veteran for a workout at their El Segundo, California, practice facility Wednesday, according to multiple sources."

Per McMenamin, who was quoting a source: "[Beasley] looked very good and he has been working out. A tiny rust from layoff, but [he] did a good job."

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Beasley looked strong in the limited opportunities he received for the Miami Heat last season.

The former No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft averaged 7.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in just 15.1 minutes of action per game in 55 appearances. He also shot 50 percent from the field.

In the NBA playoffs, Beasley saw little action. The 25-year-old has struggled with off-the-court issues in his career, but he seems to be in the right head space to make the most of his talent and opportunities.

Beasley is only three seasons removed from a campaign that saw him average 19.2 points per game for the Minnesota Timberwolves. There's a boatload of talent still there to be used, and the Lakers would be a great landing spot for him.

With veterans like Kobe Bryant and Carlos Boozer, Beasley would be surrounded with positive influences. Beyond that, he would get an opportunity to play regularly.

As a matter of fact, if Beasley could surprise and produce the way he has in the past, supplanting Nick Young as the starting small forward wouldn't be out of the question. Swaggy P is a proven scorer, but his skill set is probably best suited in a sixth-man role.

Strong and consistent play from Beasley could help facilitate that. A starting five of Jeremy Lin, Bryant, Beasley, Boozer and Jordan Hill isn't too ...

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