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Michael Beasley | Forward | #11

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
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 scored eight points with three rebounds, three assists, two blocks and no turnovers in 19 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.
The Lakers continue to use him as a combo big man, and Beasley protected the rim well in his time out there today. When he's putting up stats, Super Cool Beas has relied on higher usage to up his scoring numbers, and it just doesn't feel like it's going to be there with him being lower on the scoring totem pole. Oct 7 - 12:41 AM

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X-rays were negative on Michael Beasley (right rib contusion) on Friday.

He suffered the injury on Thursday night and was unable to return. Beasley is not expected to miss time with this injury and he should suit up on Saturday against the Clippers. He's getting a good amount of his minutes as the backup five, but the Lakers seem to be more comfortable with LeBron James or Kyle Kuzma at the five.
Oct 5 - 2:36 PM

Michael Beasley (right rib contusion) will not return on Thursday night.

It's been a tough preseason for Beasley with this being his second game he couldn't finish -- had a head laceration in the opener. Beasley is getting a good amount of minutes at center, and he had a big-time block in the first half before his injury. He could have a shot at a rotation spot, but the depth of the Lakers makes him an afterthought in fantasy.
Oct 5 - 12:11 AM

Michael Beasley (head laceration) was a full participant at Monday's practice.

Beasley got knocked in the noggin during Sunday's exhibition, but he had a precautionary MRI, which came back negative and hasn't experienced any concussion-like symptoms. We'd expect him to play in Tuesday's rematch against the Nuggets.
Oct 1 - 3:52 PM

Michael Beasley won't return to Sunday's game due to a head laceration, finishing with four points in six minutes.

He doesn't have concussion symptoms but will be reevaluated on Monday. Magic Johnson suggested that Beasley could earn minutes at center this season, and sure enough he played the five for a brief stretch alongside Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram. Moritz Wagner (left knee) wasn't available, however, and L.A.'s roster lends itself to a wide array of lineups, so it's far too early to determine Beasley's role. The one thing to remember is that Beasley hasn't helped fantasy owners since 2010-11 with Minnesota.
Sep 30 - 11:10 PM

Lakers president Magic Johnson suggested that Michael Beasley will be an option at center this season.

"We built this team based on what we saw in the playoffs," Magic said. "We saw the way the game is going today." He specifically mentioned that teams often won't use "true" centers as backups, which doesn't sound like great news for Ivica Zubac. JaVale McGee is likely to start games in the middle, but it could be Beasley and Moritz Wagner getting most of the reserve run.

Michael Beasley has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Lakers, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

Yep, that makes it Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo and Michael Beasley on the Lakers -- Nick Young coming back? Beasley isn't nearly in the same spot as he was with the Knicks, and he won't be getting many minutes behind forwards LeBron James, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, and some other wings. The Knicks are going to be very thin at forward, which means Kevin Knox and Mario Hezonja should see some heavy run in their first seasons at MSG.
Jul 20 - 5:06 PM

According to a report in the New York Post, the Hawks and Suns have interest in free agent Michael Beasley.

The report also claims that there the Knicks are interested in bringing back Beasley for another season. Beasley played well for the Knicks last season, averaging 13.2 points (on 50.6 percent shooting) and 5.6 rebounds in 22.3 minutes per game. However, there is limited money available on the open market, so it would be surprising if Beasley (who is still a liability on defense) was able to secure a contract north of $8 million, as the Post report suggests.
May 29 - 10:10 AM

Michael Beasley scored 20 points with four rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and one triple in Monday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

He also made an interesting business decision by dodging a LeBron James slam (link below). Beasley has been playing his way into a nice payday and this was his 21st game of the season with 20+ points. The Knicks are now tied with the Nets for eighth place in the lottery standings with one game remaining, so there's no guarantee that they will let him play in the season finale.
Apr 9 - 10:26 PM

Michael Beasley scored 13 points with six rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

According to the Knicks broadcast, Beasley was playing through his knee injury from Friday night. Perhaps that could explain the light usage, but he was still 5-of-14 from the field. Either way, Beasley should be OK for Monday against the Cavs.
Apr 7 - 9:52 PM

Michael Beasley (knee) is available for Saturday against the Bucks.

He should be getting a lot of shots with Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway Jr. out of the lineup. Beasley's knee injury from yesterday kept him out yesterday, so there is some risk in using him. The upside makes him worth using, though.
Apr 7 - 6:32 PM

Michael Beasley (left knee contusion) is a game-time call against the Bucks on Saturday.

The Knicks could use him with so much offense off the court. If he can't go, Isaiah Hicks will likely be picking up most of the minutes without Mr. Walking Bucket.
Apr 7 - 5:48 PM

Michael Beasley (left knee contusion) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

Beasley bumped knees with Goran Dragic while setting a screen in the first minute of Friday's win over Miami. He went to the locker room and was later ruled out of the contest. Tim Hardaway Jr. (sprained left ankle) is doubtful and Lance Thomas (illness) is listed as questionable, so New York will likely be shorthanded on Saturday. If Beasley is unable to suit up, Isaiah Hicks may draw the start at PF. Damyean Dotson and Luke Kornet would see increased minutes off the bench.
Apr 7 - 10:44 AM

Michael Beasley (left knee contusion) will not return on Friday vs. the Heat.

Even though he left the game in the first minute after bumping knees, the Knicks waited over an hour to rule him out. There's no word of any tests and we'll assume that he's day-to-day for now. Damyean Dotson is having a solid game and looks like the primary beneficiary if Beasley misses additional time.
Apr 6 - 8:59 PM

Michael Beasley limped to the locker room in the opening minute of Friday's game vs. the Heat.

On New York's first possession, he bumped knees with Goran Dragic while setting a screen. The Knicks are calling his injury a knee contusion and listed him as questionable to return.
Source: Knicks PR
Apr 6 - 7:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Lonzo Ball
2Rajon Rondo
3Isaac Bonga
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Josh Hart
3Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
SF1Brandon Ingram
2Lance Stephenson
PF1LeBron James
2Kyle Kuzma
3Michael Beasley
C1JaVale McGee
2Ivica Zubac
3Moritz Wagner