The Portland Trail Blazers have been at the forefront of trade talks, coaching hires, and controversy all at the same time. Damian Lillard's name has been floated around as a trade candidate, the hiring of Chauncey Billups brought a backlash, and now they have made a rather interesting move.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Blazers are bringing in NBA veteran Michael Beasley to play on their Summer League team in Las Vegas.

Could this be the help Lillard needs?

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In all seriousness, Beasley hasn't played in the NBA since 2018-2019, when he was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. After that, he briefly appeared with the Guangdong Southern Tigers overseas and has been an afterthought ever since. Beasley and Lance Stephenson made a run at a G League comeback at the beginning of 2021, so the move should not be all that surprising.

Either way, maybe the Blazers are hoping for a career resurrection, similar to Carmelo Anthony's after joining the squad.

Beasley's career has been a roller-coaster ride, and he bounced around the league for many teams before eventually being phased out. Still, perhaps the former No. 2 overall pick from Kansas State could perform well enough to catch on with the Blazers in a reserve role.