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Heat sign Michael Beasley to second 10-day contract

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MIAMI, FL - MARCH 7: Michael Beasley #30 of the Miami Heat shoots against DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings on March 7, 2015 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Oscar Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Heat signed Michael Beasley to a 10-day contract.

In that time, they got some good and some bad from Beasley.

They also decided the good outweighed the bad.

Heat release yesterday:

The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Michael Beasley to a second 10-day contract.

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Miami will get four more games – vs. the Celtics tonight (Comcast subscribers in Boston can watch here), vs. the Nets on Wednesday, at the Raptors on Friday and vs. the Cavaliers next Monday – to evaluate Beasley before having to sign him to a rest-of-season contract or let him walk. Had the Heat waited to sign him until today, they could have gotten a fifth game – vs. the Trail Blazers on March 18.

This is probably a sign they’ll sign him for the rest of the season after this 10-day deal. If they do, that extra game won’t matter.

Beasley, averaging 10.5 points in 23.7 minutes per game, has been alright. The bigger problem is that Miami – tied with the Pacers for eighth in the Eastern Conference – has needed to rely on him so heavily.

But that’s what happens with Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts out for the season and Luol Deng banged up.