ESPN’s Chris Sheridan suggests the Miami Heat could free up more cap space to resign Dwyane Wade by unloading a few players to either the Nets or the Minnesota Timberwolves – most notably PF Michael Beasley.
While Beasley would certainly be an upgrade over what’s currently on the Nets’ roster at the four, I hesitate to say he’s worth taking on, especially when guys like David Lee and Carlos Boozer are out there for only money. The problem is, as Sheridan alludes to in his chat on Monday, the Nets may not be able to attract any free agents this summer, Mikhail Prokhorov’s determination be damned. And while it pains me to write this, I think there’s a very real possibility that if the Nets are going to upgrade their roster this summer, they’re going to have to do it in outside the box ways. Rod Thorn has proven he can do that in the past – taking on a troubled Jason Kidd in 2001 for Stephon Marbury. That obviously worked out. But those trades seem once in a lifetime.