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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 finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots in 29 minutes off the bench Monday at Brooklyn.
Beasley hit 10-of-18 from the field, including 1-of-1 from behind the arc, while adding 2-of-3 from the charity stripe. He also turned it over just three times while contributing a solid plus-12 rating. Beasley bounced back rather nicely after a scoreless effort against New Orleans in just nine minutes Sunday. His fantasy arrow has been point down lately with some erratic performances in the end of December, but this game marked his fourth time hitting 20 or more points in the past six outings and he remains a useful fantasy asset in most formats for his scoring. He was seeing more run with Tim Hardaway Jr. resting, so if you dropped Beasley, don't feel bad. Hardaway Jr. is expected to return Wednesday, limiting Beasley's minutes. Jan 15 - 6:07 PM

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Michael Beasley played 16 minutes with Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) back in the the lineup on Friday vs. the Wolves, scoring 13 points with three assists, one rebound, one block and one triple.

Coach Jeff Hornacek said that Beasley's minutes will take a hit with THJ back, as he will use Lance Thomas when he wants defense and Beasley when he needs a scoring punch. "I’m used to dramatic change. I’m used to ups and downs," Beasley said. "If anything happens to where I don’t play anymore, I can’t cry about it. Just got to look forward to tomorrow, get my work in, keep my conditioning up." He was trending up for a few weeks, but now his fantasy arrow is pointing down.
Source: Newsday
Jan 13 - 12:39 AM

Michael Beasley may see a reduced role once Tim Hardaway Jr. returns to the Knicks lineup.

Beasley has been a beast over the last month. In the 14 games the Knicks have played since Dec. 12, Beas is averaging 18.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in just 25.3 minutes. However, with Tim Hardaway Jr. returning to the lineup as soon as this weekend, Beasley is expected to see his playing time drop, according to coach Jeff Hornaeck. "There were nights when Lance [Thomas] didn’t play. There were nights Mike didn’t play. So we’ll probably end up going back to that," said Hornacek.
Jan 12 - 11:17 AM

Michael Beasley scored 26 points with 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

After his birthday on Tuesday, he's a year older and he only needed to miss one game from an ankle injury. Beasley continues to see minutes next to Kristaps Porzingis with that duo handling the most of he forward minutes. He may be overproducing a little, but Beasley should still be held in standard leagues.
Jan 10 - 10:42 PM

Michael Beasley (ankle) will play Wednesday vs. the Bulls.

Beasley ends up missing just one game after twisting his ankle last Friday vs. the Heat. Let's hope the short absence doesn't cool him off. Over his previous 11 appearances, Beasley is averaging 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocks in just 24.8 minutes, while shooting 54.7 percent from the floor and 50 percent from 3-point territory.
Jan 10 - 5:49 PM

Michael Beasley (ankle) did not scrimmage on Tuesday and is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

Beasley rolled his ankle last Friday and was unable to suit up Sunday vs. Dallas. We should have a better idea of his status after Wednesday morning's shootaround. If Beasley is unable to play, Doug McDermott and Lance Thomas would again see an uptick in playing time. Willy Hernangomez might also log a handful of minutes off the bench as well.
Jan 9 - 11:27 AM

Michael Beasley (ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's game against the Mavericks.

Beasley tweaked his ankle during Friday's loss to Miami, and while he was initially able to play through it, it sounds like swelling will keep him on the sidelines tonight. After today, the Knicks don't play again until Wednesday against the Bulls, so perhaps Beasley will be able to get back out there after having a full four days off. With him unavailable tonight, Doug McDermott and Lance Thomas will likely pick up most of his minutes.
Jan 7 - 6:04 PM

Michael Beasley (ankle) is questionable for Sunday against the Mavs.

He rolled his ankle in the first minute of overtime on Friday and presumably he's dealing with some swelling. Beasley has been terrific in his high-volume scoring role off the bench, so the Knicks would have a hole to fill there. If he's out, that could mean more Doug McDermott, Lance Thomas or even Willy Hernangomez. There's really nobody worth adding speculatively just yet.
Jan 6 - 4:40 PM

Michael Beasley played through a sprained left ankle on Friday vs. the Heat, scoring 20 points (8-of-11 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs) with 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

Beasley rolled his ankle during the opening minute of overtime, but came back into the game for the final 25 seconds. He still had a noticeable limp, but hopefully it doesn't swell up too much overnight. 13 of his 20 points came after the third quarter and Beasley continues to produce for the Knicks and for fantasy owners, posting averages of 19.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.4 steals in 25.4 minutes over his last five games. The Knicks are using him alongside Kristaps Porzingis these days, so keep throwing him into your lineups while he's hot .
Jan 5 - 10:49 PM

Michael Beasley left Friday's game vs. the Heat during the opening minute of overtime after rolling his left ankle.

He was back-pedaling to get back on defense and stepped on Wayne Ellington's foot. Beasley rolled his ankle pretty good and had a significant limp on the way back to the locker room, and it's unclear if he's going to be able to come back. We'll have an update shortly.
Jan 5 - 10:29 PM

Michael Beasley had another impressive effort on Wednesday, scoring 20 points with nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 25 minutes off the bench.

Beasley has scored double-digit in four straight games, but what's more impressive is the supporting stats. During that span, he's added 8.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.3 blocks and 0.5 triples in just 26.0 minutes per game. We're very skeptical that he can keep up such a torrid pace, and it can't hurt to float some sell-high offers if you scooped him off the wire.
Jan 3 - 11:22 PM

Michael Beasley hit 7-of-13 shots, 1-of-2 3-pointers and 3-of-4 free throws for 18 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a block in 26 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

He led the Knicks in scoring tonight and continues to impress, even with Kristaps Porzingis back from his knee injury. He's been great over his last three games, averaging 18.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and has hit 22-of-40 shots (55%) over that stretch. He's an attractive fantasy add right now off waiver wires, but could go cold again at any time.
Jan 2 - 10:24 PM

Michael Beasley hit 9-of-13 shots and 5-of-5 3-pointers for 23 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 33 minutes off the bench on Thursday.

Wow. Yes, Kristaps Porzingis and Enes Kanter were both healthy and effective tonight, but Beasley was a monster off the bench. Beasley had scored 6, 10 and 6 points in each of his three games with Porzingis back in the lineup, but went crazy tonight. He's impossible to trust as long as Porzingis is healthy, but his confidence level is high right now, despite his three quiet games prior to this explosion. He's not a must-own player, or a hot pick up, but if you still have him on your roster from the Porzingis-injury period, he paid dividends tonight. Don't count on him to do it again on Saturday against the Pelicans.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 11:40:00 PM

Michael Beasley scored six points with two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 13 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

The good news is he did play some minutes next to Kristaps Porzingis, but obviously he took a big step back from his 32-point Thursday with KP getting hot tonight. Beasley's fantasy value is going to be heavily tied to Porzingis, so he's more of a handcuff than someone who has standalone value. In other words, Beasley is going to be inconsistent when KP is in the lineup, so he's not a strong hold.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 09:45:00 PM

Michael Beasley came off the bench with the return of Kristaps Porzingis on Thursday, but caught fire in the second half, hitting 13-of-20 shots, a 3-pointer and 5-of-6 free throws for a season-high 32 points, 12 rebounds and five turnovers.

Chants of MVP broke out in the Garden as Beasley shot some late free throws and Kevin McHale noted that it was probably the first time in his career that Beasley has experienced that. With Porzingis back in action, Beasley was probably not used in many fantasy leagues, but if you had him in your lineup, the move paid off big time. Beasley can only go down from here, but is hot, averaging 22.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 0.8 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers on 53 percent shooting over his last five games. Porzingis was 0-for-11 from the floor tonight and scored one point in his return from a two-game absence, allowing Beasley to go off in the second half, when he scored 28 of his 32 points.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 11:19:00 PM