NBA Free Agency: Pistons Reportedly Looking At Forward Michael Beasley

After such a mediocre season by the Detroit Pistons, there wasn't much of an expectation for big moves in the off season. They've made a move already by getting a verbal signing from Ukranian big man Vyacheslav Kravtsov, and are reportedly looking at a small forward as well.

According to a small chunk at the end of Sam Amick's Inside The NBA article on Sports Illustrated for July 2, the Pistons are currently pursuing former Minnesota Timberwolves SF Michael Beasley, along with the Phoenix Suns:

• A source said Phoenix and Detroit are among those pursuing small forward Michael Beasley. Minnesota declined to extend the former No. 2 pick a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Beasley, a former second overall pick by the Miami Heat, has averaged a middling 15.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in his four year career with the Heat and the Timberwolves. He had a low output of only 11.1 points per game in 2012, with only 47 games played for the Wolves.

Of course, as Pistons.com writer Keith Langolis reminded us on Twitter, the Pistons are currently very deep at forward and have no roster spots to give up if they were to pursue Beasley:

For more on the Pistons, head over to Detroit Bad Boys. For more NBA news and analysis, check out SB Nation's NBA hub.

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