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Michael Beasley | Forward | #9

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (2) / MIA
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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

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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.

Michael Beasley (hyperextended left knee) will miss at least the next three games for the Bucks.

An MRI revealed that Beasley is dealing with nothing more than a hyperextended knee, which is good news considered how bad the injury looked on Monday. With Beasley out, the Bucks will lean more heavily on guys like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton, and there could be some minutes available for John Henson and Mirza Teletovic.

Michael Beasley (knee) left the locker room on crutches Monday night and is scheduled to have tests done on the knee Tuesday in Milwaukee.

Beasley hurt his left knee in the second quarter and it appeared to be a serious injury, with Beasley's knee buckling and him immediately signaling for help. For what it's worth, Matthew Dellavedova said: "He seemed in pretty good spirits when we got back here. I think he'll be OK. We'll see." We will pass along an update as soon as one is provided. Khris Middleton and Mirza Teletovic will receive a fantasy boost if Beasley misses time.
Feb 28 - 10:05 AM

Michael Beasley suffered a left knee sprain on Monday vs. the Cavs and will not return.

The Bucks initially called Jabari Parker's injury a knee sprain, so Beasley isn't out of the woods yet and will likely have additional tests. He was in obvious pain and could only put a little bit of weight on his leg as his teammates helped him back to the locker room. He finished with 11 points in nine minutes. Mirza Teletovic will get a short-term boost with Khris Middleton resting tonight.
Feb 27 - 8:08 PM

Michael Beasley injured his left knee on Monday vs. the Cavaliers and went back to the locker room.

It didn't look good at all and his teammates had to carry him to the locker room. The Bucks will have an update shortly, but we'd be surprised if his night wasn't done. Khris Middleton is being rested, so we could see more of Mirza Teletovic and Tony Snell tonight.
Feb 27 - 7:53 PM

Michael Beasley will move into the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Cavs, with Khris Middleton (rest) unavailable.

This was the expected move, and Beasley could be flirting with minutes in the 30s tonight. He's been scoring very efficiently lately, so he could be worth a look as a streamer, although with a tough matchup in what will likely be a down-tempo game he isn't the best DFS target.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: While the Cavs aren't a very fast paced team - they rank about league average - they do sit in 20th in defensive efficiency this year, and Beasley should have a nice advantage offensively over the Cavs PFs. The Cavs do rank 4th in DvP against PFs, but Channing Frye profiles as a nice match-up for Beasley with a -0.93 DRPM. If he's able to crack 30 minutes on the floor, Beasley has a nice shot at hitting GPP value at his current asking price.
Feb 27 - 6:02 PM

Michael Beasley scored 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting Sunday, to go with three rebounds, two steals, one block and four turnovers in 23 minutes off the bench.

Khris Middleton replaced Beasley in the starting five for Sunday's game, but Middleton will be rested on Monday, meaning Beasley has a good chance of returning to the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with Cleveland. However, Beasley doesn't do much aside from score, so he's not necessarily a "must-own" guy in standard leagues.
Feb 26 - 7:41 PM

Michael Beasley will come off the bench on Sunday vs. the Suns.

Beasley scored 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting in his last game, but the Bucks are going to move Khris Middleton into the first unit and that move will more than likely stick. Beasley could draw another start on Monday vs. the Cavaliers if Middleton is rested on the second night of a back-to-back set, so his owners might as well stick with him for at least the next two games.
Feb 26 - 1:53 PM

Michael Beasley scored 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting vs. the Jazz on Friday.

He played 32 minutes in the loss, adding six rebounds with one turnover. Beasley looks like the primary beneficiary with Jabari Parker (knee) out for the season with averages of 16.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.8 steals over his last five games. His upside is low outside of the scoring category, but feel free to give him a look if he meshes well with your roster.
Feb 25 - 1:16 AM

The Bucks will stay with the same lineup in their first game out of the All-Star break Friday vs. Utah: Matthew Dellavedova, Tony Snell, Michael Beasley, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thon Maker.

Beasley started each of the Bucks last three contests prior to the break. He averaged 14.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in those three starts. He also reached double-figures in four of Milwaukee's last five games.
Feb 24 - 6:41 PM

Michael Beasley scored 14 points with three rebounds, one block and one steal in 22 minutes in Monday's win over the Nets.

With Jabari Parker (knee) out for the season, Beasley has been inserted into the starting lineup. The Beas has now scored in double-digits in four of the Bucks last five games. He's averaging 14.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 23.0 minutes over those five contests. He should be expected to continue to log 20-plus minutes as long as he maintains his spot in the starting lineup.
Feb 15 - 10:45 PM

Michael Beasley started and hit 10-of-13 shots for 23 points, three rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block in Monday's 102-89 win over the Pistons.

Beasley is filling in for Jabari Parker (out for season, knee surgery) and his 23 points were the most he's scored since he had 28 on Jan. 10. He's scored in double figures in three of his last four games and looked great tonight. He's averaging 27 minutes a game over his last three and his arrow is pointing up with the loss of Parker. If you need a forward, Beasley looks like a nice fantasy pickup right now.
Feb 13 - 11:02 PM

Michael Beasley moved into the starting lineup on Saturday vs. the Pacers and scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting.

He logged 26 minutes and added six rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer. The Bucks were just 2-12 in their last 14 games, so Beasley might stick in the first unit after helping them get the win tonight. He's basically a pure scorer and doesn't have the greatest upside, so he's just a low-end pickup that is better suited for deeper leagues.
Feb 11 - 10:13 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Matthew Dellavedova
2Malcolm Brogdon
SG1Tony Snell
2Khris Middleton
3Jason Terry
4Rashad Vaughn
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Mirza Teletovic
3Steve Novak
PF1Jabari Parker
2Michael Beasley
3Thon Maker
4Terrence Jones
C1John Henson
2Greg Monroe
3Spencer Hawes