Thursday , Jan , 22 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Michael Beasley Doesn’t Plan to Hire New Agent

Heat rookie forward Michael Beasley has suspended his search for a new agent, and might go without NBA representation for a few more seasons.

Beasley, the second overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, officially has been without an agent since he parted with Joel Bell in September amid disputes over endorsements.

According to the NBA’s rookie-scale contract, Beasley is guaranteed about $9 million over his first two seasons. He already secured a shoe contract with adidas and several other minor marketing and endorsement deals.

”Me signing with another agent right now would probably be one of my dumbest decisions,” Beasley said.

”I’ve already got my [NBA] contract, my shoe deal, my endorsements. So me signing an agent before my next contract — before my next deal comes up — I’d be paying him for nothing.”