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Michael Beasley | Forward | #8

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (2) / MIA
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Michael Beasley started and scored 22 points in Monday's loss to Philly, hitting 9-of-17 from the field and a pair of free throws.
The Knicks were considering a lineup change tonight with Kyle O'Quinn next to Enes Kanter, but coach Hornacek ultimately changed his mind and Beasley made his third straight start. He grabbed five rebounds with two assists, two blocks and two triples in 39 minutes and continues to look like a must-own player with Kristaps Porzingis (knee) out for the season. He's averaging 19.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in his last three outings. Feb 12 - 10:03 PM

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Kristaps Porzingis (knee) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.

Porzingis tweaked his knee at Monday's practice, and with the next game for New York being the first of a back-to-back set, it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out Thursday's game in Denver as well. Kyle O'Quinn (calf) will be joining Porzingis on the sidelines tonight, leaving the Knicks very thin upfront. Lance Thomas could move back into the starting five tonight, but the most attractive DFS targets will be Michael Beasley, Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway Jr.
Jan 23 - 2:07 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

It should only be a matter of time until THJ finds himself back in the starting five, but today will not be the day. Still, he should see 25+ minutes tonight, so he's worth deploying in season-long settings. Michael Beasley's value takes a hit with Hardaway Jr. back in action.
Jan 17 - 7:49 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will play Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

Head coach Jeff Hornacek indicated on Tuesday that THJ could be returning to the starting lineup for tonight's game, which would shift Lance Thomas back to the second unit. With Hardaway Jr. back on the court, Michael Beasley won't play as much and Courtney Lee's usage will take a hit. Go ahead and get him active.
Jan 17 - 11:55 AM

Jeff Hornacek said that Tim Hardaway Jr. "quite possibly" could be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

In case you missed it, THJ will be unavailable for the Knicks' MLK Day game against Memphis with it being the second game of a back-to-back set, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll replace Lance Thomas in the starting five on Wednesday. With Hardaway Jr. on the sidelines on Monday, there will be more minutes available for Michael Beasley and Courtney Lee will see a slight uptick in usage.
Jan 15 - 2:28 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) will play Friday vs. the Timberwolves.

THJ has spent the past month on the sidelines, so he'll assuredly be dealing with a minutes limit for at least his first few games of being out there. He's not a must-play guy in his first game back from the long layoff, but he is must-own now that he's finally back out there. Michael Beasley's minutes will likely take a hit once Hardway Jr. is fully up to speed, and Courtney Lee's usage will dip. He'll come off the bench tonight, but Lance Thomas' days as a starter are numbered.
Jan 12 - 6:36 PM

Kristaps Porzingis (knee) will play vs. the Celtics on Thursday, as expected.

Michael Beasley will head to the bench with a drastically reduced role tonight, so anyone streaming him should look elsewhere for production. Porzingis practiced without limitations on Wednesday and he should get a full workload tonight, against a Boston team playing their ninth game in 14 days.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 06:24:00 PM

Kristaps Porzingis (sore left knee) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice and is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. Boston.

A report on Tuesday indicated that Porzingis was targeting a return for Thursday's game, and him getting through Wednesday's practice is a good sign that things are moving in that direction. If Porzingis is able to play Thursday, Lance Thomas will shift over to the three with Michael Beasley returning to the second unit. For what it's worth, Porzingis said he wants to play Thursday, but still has a "pinch" in his knee, so he still needs clearance from the Knicks' medical staff. Stay tuned.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:09:00 AM

Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) will be re-evaluated in one week.

The Knicks have still not offered a firm timetable for THJ's return, but based on his checkup today, the Knicks medical staff determined that he will advance to on-court work and will be re-evaluated in one week. Hardaway Jr. is trending in a positive direction, but until he's going through 5-on-5 work and taking contact, we can assume he's not close. Lance Thomas will continue to start in his absence with Michael Beasley and Doug McDermott seeing some increased opportunity with the second unit.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Kristaps Porzingis (sore left knee) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Hornets.

This will be Porzingis' second straight game on the sidelines with the knee issue, and for now, we'll be considering him questionable for Thursday's game against the Celtics. Michael Beasley started in his place on Saturday and went off for 30 points with a full line, so he's someone to think about as a streamer or DFS target. Doug McDermott should also see a spike in minutes, and he could be worth deploying as a 3-point streamer in deep leagues.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 05:36:00 PM

Kristaps Porzingis (ankle, illness) will play Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

With Porzingis back in action, either Michael Beasley or Damyean Dotson will return to the second unit, and Lance Thomas will play less. There's been no word on a minutes limit for Porzingis, so feel free to fire him up in all season-long settings.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 05:50:00 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. (left leg stress injury) has begun his rehab process and he will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

The Knicks still aren't saying whether THJ is dealing with a stress reaction or a stress fracture, but the fact that he's going to be re-evaluated in two weeks suggests it's a reaction. Depending on the severity of this injury, he could spend anywhere from 2-6 weeks on the sidelines, so we'll keep digging for any additional info. Damyean Dotson has been starting in his place, but it's Michael Beasley who has benefitted most by taking on most of THJ's usage. Hardaway Jr. owners should try and hang on as he was producing steady mid-round value prior to going down.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 04:57:00 PM

Kristaps Porzingis (ankle, illness) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

It's pretty impressive that Porzingis could be back in action after just two games on the sidelines following what looked like a pretty bad ankle injury, but that's what makes him a Unicorn. Porzingis' return will shift either Michael Beasley or Damyean Dotson back to the second unit, and there won't be quite as many minutes available for Enes Kanter and Lance Thomas. Check back for another update on PorzinGod following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 04:20:00 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr.'s timetable could range from a couple weeks to months depending on the severity of his lower left leg stress injury, according to a leading orthopedist at Northwestern University.

To be clear, the orthopedist that is quoted in this NY Post article has not directly worked with the Knicks or THJ, but he is has written a paper on leg fractures in the NBA, and he lays out the various recovery options. If Hardaway Jr. is dealing with a stress fracture, that would cost him roughly two months on the shelf, but a stress reaction could be in the 2-6 week range depending on the severity. We'd advise on waiting for an official timetable from the Knicks before making any moves regarding THJ, but with both him and Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) out on Monday, Michael Beasley should again be working with a hefty usage rate and he's worth a look in DFS.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 05:20:00 PM

Kristaps Porzingis (ankle, illness) won't travel with the Knicks for Monday's game in Indiana.

The Knicks return home to face the Grizzlies on Wednesday, so they might just be taking the opportunity to get KP back to 100 percent. Michael Beasley scored 21 points as a fill-in starter on Sunday and should be busy again on Monday, making him worth a look for streaming and DFS value. Lance Thomas should also earn more minutes, while guys like Enes Kanter and Courtney Lee shoulder more of the offensive load.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 06:18:00 PM

Kristaps Porzingis (ankle, illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Magic.

In addition to dealing with a sprained right ankle, Porzingis is also sick and was unable to practice on Saturday, so it wouldn't be all that surprising to see him miss Monday's game in Indiana as well. Michael Beasley will be getting the start in his place tonight, and Enes Kanter should see a big uptick in usage with Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) also out. Expect more minutes for Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez, but Beasley and Kanter make for the most attractive DFS targets.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 02:20:00 PM

Kristaps Porzingis (illness, ankle) was too ill to practice on Saturday and is questionable for Sunday's game vs. Orlando.

Porzingis has been nursing a sprained ankle since Wednesday and is now sick as well. KP told reporters on Friday that he still had some swelling in the ankle and that he would not come back "at less than 100 percent." The Knicks may choose to play it safe and leave him home on Sunday. We should get confirmation on his status after Sunday's shootaround. If KP can't play, Michael Beasley would likely draw start in his place. Doug McDermott would see an uptick in playing time as well.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 11:08:00 AM

Kristaps Porzingis rolled his right ankle during Wednesday's game and immediately limped back to the locker room.

Porzingis got tangled up with Justise Winslow fighting for a loose ball (video below) and was in some obvious discomfort after going down, slamming his fist down on the court in frustration. He needed to be assisted to the locker room and turned his ankle pretty bad, so he might not make it back to the court tonight. Michael Beasley checked in when Porzingis went out, so he'll be one of the primary beneficiaries if Porzingis needs to miss time, and this could also help Willy Hernangomez get in the rotation. Stay tuned.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 07:57:00 PM

Kristaps Porzingis (back) will play Monday vs. Portland.

Back tightness forced Porzingis to the sidelines on Saturday, which allowed Michael Beasley to move into the starting five, but with Porzingis back in action tonight Super Cool Beas should return to the second unit and he could fall out of the rotation entirely. Porzingis has been a monster this season regardless of who has been in front of him, so make sure you've got him active for what should be an uptempo matchup against the Trail Blazers.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 05:48:00 PM

Kristaps Porzingis (ankle, elbow) said that he may need a procedure to address bursitis in his right elbow after the season.

"When I hit [the elbow] again it just swells up and it’s sensitive and I can’t stretch my arm," Porzingis said. "It bothers me a little bit but not that bad ... But I think once the season’s over, I might have to do something about it. I just can’t keep going like this every year." He won't play on Wednesday and can be considered day-to-day, but this recurring elbow injury is obviously something we'll monitor closely throughout the year. Guys like Lance Thomas, Doug McDermott, Michael Beasley and Willy Hernangomez should pick up the slack until KP returns.
Source: NY Post
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 07:09:00 PM

Kristaps Porzingis (sprained left ankle, bruised right elbow) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

Porzingis has been playing through the ankle issue for about a week now, but this is the first we're hearing of an elbow injury, and it's somewhat concerning that it's to his shooting arm. It looks like he'll be a game-time call tonight, so owners will need to check back closer to tip-off, but if he is out that would open up a ton of minutes for guys like Michael Beasley, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez. Tim Hardaway Jr. would also see a massive bump in usage sans PorzinGod.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 01:58:00 PM

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