Michael Beasley’s best fit and Annual Relationship Options

The Suns cut ties with Michael Beasley

Like a bagel popping out of a toaster, I knew Michael Beasley’s release from Phoenix was coming but just didn’t know when. Yesterday, it finally happened. Beasley was waived and the discussion of where he will end up next has helped cure basketball fans from off-season boredom.

If I was a betting man on who would pick him up off waivers, I’d put my money on the police. If that doesn’t happen, I hope the Knicks pile it on by adding yet another weirdo to their roster that has a clusterfuck of them. Imagine Mike Woodson dealing with Beasley, Metta World Peace, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, Raymond Felton, Kenyon Martin, Iman Shumpert, and Amar’e Stoudemire on a daily basis. We might see his goatee turn Bargnani-white before All-Star Weekend.

I also wouldn’t not laugh if the Lakers reunited Beasley with Wes Johnson, once again taking the Suns’ sloppy seconds (and the Wolves’ thirds).

Annual Relationship Options

On Grantland, Zach Lowe looked into Year 4 options for six players from the 2011 Draft. It made me think: Should relationships have annual options?

There would be a time in each year where couples either choose to break up or pick up the option of another 12 months with their significant other. It would make breakups more expected and lessen the possibility of being hit by a metaphorical truck. It would also penalize those who break things off during any period other than the time to decide on the ‘Relationship Option’. It would result in a buyout of some sort, like an iPod.

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