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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 started on Wednesday and had four points, four rebounds, three assists and one block in 20 minutes vs. the Magic.
Playing without Kristaps Porzingis (left ankle, right elbow), the Knicks started Beasley while giving more run to Doug McDermott and Lance Thomas. Beasley is a defensive sieve and his game isn't changing at age 28, so even if KP misses more time he's unlikely to log big minutes. Nov 8 - 10:27 PM

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Michael Beasley will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Magic with Kristaps Porzingis (ankle, elbow) unavailable.

Beasley could be flirting with minutes in the 20s tonight with Porzingis watching from the sidelines, and there will also be extra minutes available for guys like Doug McDermott and Mindaugas Kuzminskas. McDermott is coming off a 20-point, three-triple game, so he looks like one of the more attractive streamers out of this group.

Michael Beasley played just six minutes, missed his only shot and committed a turnover on Wednesday.

He could have been benched for any number of things, but we may never know why. His season high in scoring this season is six points and he hasn't played more than 18 minutes in any of his games.
Nov 2 - 12:30 AM

Michael Beasley (ankle) is available to play against the Pistons on Saturday.

This is a small surprise after Beasley was in a walking boot on Thursday. If he isn't limited, Beasley should get around 20 minutes and could be busy in that time. He'll be a risky play in DFS or season long.
Oct 21 - 6:20 PM

Michael Beasley (left ankle) is questionable for Saturday against the Pistons.

He was in a walking boot after stepping on Russell Westbrook's foot on Thursday. In case you missed it last night, Beasley was hopping on one leg due to the sprain, but he was still calling for the basketball on a peak-Beasley play. If he can't play, Doug McDermott, Kyle O'Quinn, Lance Thomas and Courtney Lee figure to play more.
Oct 20 - 3:46 PM

Michael Beasley (foot) was in a walking boot on Thursday.

He said the ankle injury was painful, but had no structural issues. X-rays were negative and for now there's no word of an MRI, so Beasley may be just day-to-day. While he's out, Doug McDermott, Lance Thomas, Kyle O'Quinn and maybe Courtney Lee get a few extra minutes.
Oct 19 - 11:33 PM

X-rays were negative on Michael Beasley (ankle) and he will not return on Thursday.

He needed some help to the locker room after he landed on Russell Westbrook's foot. Based on how he couldn't put weight on his foot, he could miss time going forward. We'll see some more Doug McDermott, Courtney Lee, Kyle O'Quinn and maybe Lance Thomas tonight. There isn't really an add to make here for fantasy owners.
Oct 19 - 8:59 PM

Michael Beasley (left ankle) was helped to the locker room in the first quarter on Thursday.

He landed on Russell Westbrook's foot as he came down for a jumper. Beasley hopped around for a couple possessions before he had help getting to the locker room. The Knicks could go smaller at the four with Lance Thomas and Doug McDermott while they probably wouldn't play Kristaps Porzingis at the five.
Oct 19 - 8:40 PM

Michael Beasley (left elbow) started the Knicks' preseason finale on Friday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting with three rebounds, one steal and two turnovers in 22 minutes.

Beasley exited Monday's preseason game with a bruised elbow, but tests were negative for structural damage and he'll be ready to roll for the Knicks' opener on Thursday. The former No. 2 draft pick hasn't held sustained fantasy value since the 2010-11 season.
Oct 13 - 11:12 PM

X-rays taken on Michael Beasley's left elbow came back negative.

He's not out of the woods yet and he was in a sling after the game. The Knicks will likely run some additional tests (an MRI), but we likely won't get another update until Tuesday at the earliest. If Beasley misses time, Lance Thomas and Mindaugas Kuzminskas will likely get a bump in playing time.
Oct 9 - 10:45 PM

Michael Beasley left Monday's preseason game against the Rockets with a bruised left elbow after the third quarter and won't return to the game.

Beasley shoots with his left hand so this is a little concerning. He was looked at on the bench and then taken to the locker room before being ruled out. He was the Knicks leading scorer when he exited, finishing with 17 points, four rebounds and three steals. Consider Beasley day-to-day until we get more information. Kristaps Porzingis didn't play again, which freed up a bigger role for Beasley, who has looked pretty good in the preseason.
Oct 9 - 9:21 PM

Michael Beasley was a late scratch on Sunday due to a foot injury.

There are no specifics, but the last-minute nature of the decision suggests it's not serious. Beasley has a clear path to playing time given the Knicks' post-Carmelo void at small forward, but he's little more than an opportunistic DFS and points league streaming option.
Oct 8 - 10:42 PM

Michael Beasley filled up the stat sheet against the Wizards on Friday, scoring seven points with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

What kind of Walking Bucket does this stuff? This kind of line is almost the antithesis of what Beasley should bring to the table from a stat standpoint, but he does look to have a role solidified in the second unit. He started today with Kristaps Porzingis (rest) out, but Beasley could have value in 16-team leagues.
Oct 6 - 10:43 PM

Ramon Sessions, Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr., Michael Beasley and Enes Kanter will start against the Wizards on Friday.

The Walking Bucket gets his chance in the starting lineup as a power forward. Beasley should be asked carry the second unit scoring, so it's possible he has fantasy value in deep leagues.
Oct 6 - 6:33 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Frank Ntilikina
3Ramon Sessions
4Ron Baker
SG1Courtney Lee
2Damyean Dotson
SF1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Doug McDermott
3Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Michael Beasley
C1Enes Kanter
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Willy Hernangomez
4Joakim Noah