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Michael Beasley | Forward | #8

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (2) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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The Rockets have guaranteed Michael Beasley's $1.4 million salary for the 2016-17 season.
He exceeded expectations in Houston last season, averaging 12.8 points and 4.9 boards in just 18.2 minutes per game, and he also shot an impressive 52.2 percent from the field. The Rockets moved on from Terrence Jones this summer, but the acquisition of Ryan Anderson hurts Beasley's outlook. If the Rockets re-sign Donatas Motiejunas, Beasley won't have much fantasy value next season. Aug 1 - 9:11 AM

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The Rockets have reportedly decided to retain Michael Beasley past his guaranteed date.

Beasley's contract will become guaranteed after August 1, and the Rockets have reportedly already made the decision to keep him on the books. Beasley will help backup Ryan Anderson, but he won't have much fantasy value at all while the team is healthy.
Jul 7 - 6:54 PM

The Rockets intend to keep Michael Beasley beyond his contract guarantee date of August 1, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Terrence Jones are all free agents, so the Rockets need depth at power forward after signing Ryan Anderson to a big money contract. B-Easy was surprisingly a per-minute monster off the bench after arriving in Houston during the 2015-16 season, but his role shouldn't be quite the same after the Rockets paid $20 million annually—over four years—to acquire Ryno's services.

Michael Beasley scored 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting on Sunday vs. the Warriors, adding three boards and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes.

This was his third game in a row with double-digit points, but he's still only getting minutes in the teens. It's hard to imagine his role growing because the Rockets are apparently comfortable with Donatas Motiejunas in the first unit, so Beasley won't see enough minutes to make a significant impact in fantasy.
Apr 24 - 6:37 PM

Michael Beasley scored two points with one rebound, one assist and one turnover in six minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

He played all of his minutes in the first half. Beasley also played next to Josh Smith in this game, which occurred for just four minutes all regular season. Beasley not getting run in garbage is a little odd, so that hurts his value in DFS because it seems like there will be more garbage time in this series.
Apr 16 - 6:11 PM

Michael Beasley played only nine minutes off the bench vs. the Lakers, finishing a high-scoring victory with six points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Beasley continues to fire at will when he's on the court, but playing time as been a real issue lately. He's averaging just 12.8 minutes in Houston's past four games and today he played less than Donatas Motiejunas (19 minutes), Clint Capela (15 minutes) and Josh Smith (19 minutes). Cut him, if you haven't already.
Apr 10 - 6:16 PM

Michael Beasley scored 15 points against the Mavs on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.

He played at the five in the clutch at times during this tough loss. Beasley has been inconsistent over his last five, averaging 13.4 points, 6.6 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocks. He's better suited in points leagues while his price has gone up almost too much in DFS.
Apr 7 - 12:13 AM

Michael Beasley scored 20 points against the Bulls on Thursday, adding 11 rebounds, two assists and two turnovers.

He made a handful of mistakes on defense, which may have partially cost the Rockets in a bad loss tonight. Beasley is at his best when he's not next to James Harden and the tandem's defense was costly, so coach J.B. Bickerstaff might want to stagger those two as much as possible. He's better suited for points leagues and DFS, but is on the radar in standard leagues for those hunting scoring.
Mar 31 - 11:15 PM

Michael Beasley scored 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting in a win vs. the Cavaliers on Tuesday, adding eight rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes.

The Rockets were down by as much as 20, but Beasley gave them a spark off the bench with Donatas Motiejunas in foul trouble. He's been inconsistent at times, but he's averaging 13.6 points, 5.0 boards and 0.8 blocks in 22.2 minutes per game over his last five. The Rockets only have two more games this week, so he's still just a low-end asset in standard leagues.
Mar 29 - 11:20 PM

Michael Beasley came off the bench for nine points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal on Sunday, shooting 4-of-11 in 22 minutes of action.

Beasley isn't shy offensively, to say the least, and his 31.0 percent usage rate this season is higher than Paul George, Kemba Walker, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, among others. He came in shooting very well from the field (55.7 percent) and remains a viable source of scoring and rebounds, albeit little else.
Mar 27 - 8:59 PM

Michael Beasley got hot off the Rockets bench on Friday, scoring 21 points to go with five boards, one steal, two blocks and one turnover in 28 minutes.

Beasley's 9-of-12 shooting performance gave him a solid 71.7 true shooting percentage in this one to go with his 22.9 usage rate. Beasley runs hot and cold, but he's put up 10th round value in 9-cat leagues since the All-Star break, and is worth owning as a low-end guy in standard leagues.
Mar 26 - 12:20 AM

Michael Beasley scored 10 points with one rebound and one turnover in 20 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

He's been pretty good on the glass and he was at 89.5 percent from the line, but he missed both attempts from the line tonight and had his worst game on the glass since his season debut. Beasley is going to have a lot of empty lines like this one, but he's still a borderline player to own in standard leagues.
Mar 23 - 10:48 PM

Michael Beasley played just 16 minutes off the bench but still had 11 points, four rebounds, a block and a 3-pointer on 5-of-12 shooting Tuesday.

Donatas Motiejunas played well in a start tonight, but we're still surprised Beasley didn't get more minutes. He played 28 and 26 in his previous two games, when he went off for 30 and 17 points in those two games. The Rockets still like him and he should see his minutes bounce back sooner than later. He's averaging 17.0 points and 7.2 rebounds on 56 percent shooting over his last five games.
Mar 22 - 10:59 PM

J.B. Bickerstaff intends to keep playing Michael Beasley.

Just what fantasy GMs who picked up Beasley off the waiver wire wanted to hear. The interim coach plans to utilize starter Donatas Motiejunas and Beasley at power forward, meaning Terrence Jones and Josh Smith should get comfortable in their seats on the bench. Since returning to the NBA, B-Easy has scored 117 points in 143.5 minutes, averaging 14.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks on 55.7 percent shooting. He's been especially hot over his last three games and is coming off a 30-point heater, making him worth a pickup where he's still available.
Mar 21 - 10:27 AM

Michael Beasley said he's having success in Houston because he's being put in the right position.

"I'm just playing basketball," Beasley said. "My teammates are doing a great job of putting me in the right position. J.B. [Bickerstaff] is doing a great job putting me in the right position. I'm not doing anything out of my game or out of the ordinary." Beasley dropped 30 points on Saturday and is averaging 17.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 0.6 blocks, 0.6 steals and 0.4 treys on 60.7 percent shooting over his last five games, so he's worth owning in standard leagues until he cools off.
Mar 20 - 10:39 AM