(DA -- From the FanPosts.)
The proposed deal, sources said, would send Beasley and Rockets forward Jared Jeffries to Charlotte, land Bobcats center Tyson Chandler in Houston and create sufficient cap space for Heat president Pat Riley to offer max-contract money to Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and James.
That sheds a little under $1 million this season and Jefferies contract has one year left. Easier to trade a $6 million contract along with Nazr's at the trade deadline, Beasley's contract is a team option the next year. Gives the team a lot of opportunities to make moves while possibly getting an elite talent if he stops hitting the ganja. Leaves us a little thin at the center position but maybe Gana can do something... right? Thoughts? Sounds like the Raptors aren't keen on it, but that might change as time goes on. Or find another partner.
(DA again -- I'm on record saying I'd love to bring Beasley aboard. Though Chandler is a good fit for the defense the Cats had in place, I love Beasley as a buy-low prospect, and Jeffries is perfect as a bench player, given the Cats' current identity. We'll need to find a center if he's gone, unless we're going with Boris Diaw and Tyrus Thomas, which is probably untenable and a laughable non-starter in the non-video game world. As for what the Raptors might want, they do want to get rid of Hedo Turkoglu, so maybe someone has to take on that contract to make this worth their while.)