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Michael Beasley | Forward | #8

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (2) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Michael Beasley said that he's more willing to share the rock at this stage in his career.
"I can create. I can help my teammates better," said Beasley. "I think that’s where my game has matured the most and where a lot of people would overlook. I actually look more to pass than I do to score now, because, not to be cocky or anything, but it’s so easy." Beasley also said that he was "your favorite player's favorite player," and that he hopes to play until he's 43 years old, so confidence clearly isn't an issue for Super Cool Beas. He could have some low-end value if/when Carmelo Anthony is dealt, but he won't have much fantasy appeal while Melo is on the roster. Sep 20 - 11:16 AM

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Michael Beasley said that he changed his diet and lost approximately 20 pounds this offseason.

With NBA training camps opening next week, get ready to hear countless players declare that they are in the best shape of their lives. Still, to his credit, based on recent workout footage, The Beas does look noticeably slimmer. From a fantasy perspective, Beasley's value is tied directly to Carmelo Anthony. If Melo is traded, Beasley could slide into the Knicks starting lineup and put up plenty of points.
Sep 19 - 1:40 PM

Michael Beasley said he didn't want to re-sign with the Bucks because of playing-time issues under coach Jason Kidd.

"Milwaukee got a nice young core – unfortunately, the bulk of their corps play my position," Beasley said. "Minutes for me, there just wasn’t what I wanted to see." Beasley describes himself as a "walking bucket" and thinks he'll handle the pressure in New York well. If the Knicks move on from Carmelo Anthony, Beasley could have some sneaky value for his scoring prowess -- per 36 minutes, Beasley put up 20.3 points per game last season.
Source: NY Post
Aug 20 - 12:49 PM

Michael Beasley said he believes playing in New York will "bring the best out of [him]."

Beasley sounded supremely confident in his first interview as a Knick. "I’ll bring what they saw in college,’’ said Beasley. "I just need the opportunity to show that... I’ve always been a walking bucket. Nobody can stop me, hasn’t stopped me my last nine years." Beasley's playing time and scoring opportunities will be determined by what happens with Carmelo Anthony. If the Knicks trade Melo and don't bring back another small forward, then Beasley may be inserted into the starting lineup.
Aug 19 - 9:45 AM

The Knicks have officially signed Michael Beasley to a one-year pact for the veteran's minimum.

The former No. 2 overall pick should see decent minutes at the three and four for the Knicks, but it's unlikely that he'll be involved enough in New York's offense to make a meaningful impact in fantasy hoops.
Aug 8 - 6:28 PM

Michael Beasley is reportedly nearing an agreement on a one-year deal with the Knicks.

Beasley could actually be a rotation player with the Knicks depending on what the roster looks like once Carmelo Anthony is dealt, but it's unlikely that he'll be on the floor enough to make a difference in standard leagues.
Aug 8 - 3:18 PM

Michael Beasley has reportedly received a three-year, $15 million offer from the Shandong Golden Stars in China.

That's a lot more money than he would get in the states, but he may be reluctant to leave the NBA again after a solid season in Milwaukee. While a return to the Bucks is unlikely, Beasley proved that he can be a reliable scorer off an NBA bench with 9.4 points on 53.2 percent shooting in under 17 minutes per game last season. With the first month of free agency winding down, we've yet to hear of any possible destinations for Beasley other than this offer from China.
Jul 30 - 10:06 AM

Michael Beasley started vs. the Celtics on Wednesday and scored 15 points on 7-of-17 shooting.

To the surprise of no one, Beasley led the Bucks in shot attempts with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Matthew Dellavedova and Tony Snell resting up for the postseason. Beasley logged 35 minutes on the night and came through for his DFS owners, racking up five rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks. He's averaging just 15.6 minutes per game in his reserve role for Milwaukee, so he's not someone you can trust when the Bucks are at full strength.
Apr 12 - 11:22 PM

Michael Beasley will start for the Bucks on Wednesday, alongside Malcolm Brogdon, Rashad Vaughn, Thon Maker and John Henson.

The Bucks are resting all of their key guys with their playoff spot locked in place. Brogdon, Beasley and Greg Monroe should account for the lion's share of Milwaukee's offense tonight.
Apr 12 - 7:15 PM

Michael Beasley scored seven points and grabbed four boards in seven minutes in his return to the Bucks lineup in Friday's win over the Pistons.

Beasley had missed Milwaukee's previous 17 games due to his hyperextended knee. He was expected to be a 15-minute limit, but Beas ended up playing just seven total minutes. He will likely stay around that 15-minute cap for the next few games, as the Bucks want to make sure he is healthy for the postseason. Thus, he can't be trusted for fantasy purposes.
Apr 1 - 9:05 AM

Michael Beasley (knee) is expected to be on a 15-minute limit against the Pistons on Friday.

There should be some minutes available with Malcolm Brogdon (back) out and how the Bucks have so many multi-position players. Still, fantasy owners can't trust Beasley in almost any situation right now.
Mar 31 - 6:30 PM

Michael Beasley (knee) is available to play against the Pistons on Friday.

He's missed the last 17 games due to his hyperextended knee. The Bucks seem to have found a good rotation since Beasley went down with more Giannis Antetokounmpo as a power forward, but they may have to shift some guys around with no Malcolm Brogdon (back) today. Still, it's tough to trust Beasley to get noteworthy minutes in his first game back.
Mar 31 - 2:23 PM

Michael Beasley (left knee) could resume practicing next week, according to coach Jason Kidd.

Beasley has "made progress" while the Bucks were away on an extended road trip, and the "plan" is to have him playing before the end of the regular season. That would be great news for the Bucks' depth, but it's unlikely to impact many fantasy rosters.
Mar 26 - 2:42 PM

Michael Beasley (left knee) is not expected to travel with the Bucks on their road trip.

That would mean that Beasley would miss at least the next six games. Based on this timetable, the earliest we would see Beasley back in action is on Mar. 24 vs. the Hawks. In the meantime, we could continue to see more two-center lineups with John Henson seeing increased run in the second unit.
Mar 12 - 10:41 AM

Bucks head coach Jason Kidd said that Michael Beasley (left knee) will miss at least another two weeks of action.

Beasley is going to be re-evaluated at the end of this two-week timetable, but that doesn't mean that he'll immediately be cleared to return to the court. Beasley was playing well prior to going down, but given that he'll likely be brought along slowly once he is eventually cleared to play, there's not much incentive to hang onto him in most leagues. Newcomer Terrence Jones is expected to help fill the void, along with Mirza Teletovic and Greg Monroe. If you want to take a flier on TJ, it makes a lot of sense.

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