Pros and Cons of Los Angeles Lakers Gambling on Michael Beasley

From the Miami Heat to the Minnesota Timberwolves. From the Wolves to the desert-based Phoenix Suns. From the Suns back to South Beach and the Heat. 

In just six seasons, Michael Beasley has become quite the well-traveled NBA player, hopping from team to team as he attempts to jump-start his career in the Association, one that fizzled after he was selected at No. 2 in the 2008 NBA draft. 

Could the Los Angeles Lakers be his next destination? 

According to USA Today's Sam Amick, Beasley has already met with the recently downtrodden organization for a second time this offseason, though he remains an unrestricted free agent: 

After missing out on LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in July, the Lakers held a free agent workout Tuesday in Los Angeles. The workout included forward Michael Beasley; big men Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, and Daniel Orton; and guards Bobby Brown, Toney Douglas, Ben Hansbrough and Malcolm Lee, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.

Putting aside the fact that this makes it sound as though Beasley is a Plan B after the team missed out on LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, this is still significant. The Lakers have two unfilled roster spots, and the former No. 2 pick is now a legitimate candidate for one of them. 

But is that a good thing? 

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