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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Michael Beasley (illness) is available to play against the Heat on Friday.

He was sick for most of the week and was questionable, but he's well enough to play. With Enes Kanter out, Beasley should be very busy as the top scorer on the team. He gets a revenge game, too.
Apr 6 - 5:35 PM

Michael Beasley (illness) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Heat.

He's been sick since Monday and wasn't able to practice on Thursday, so his chances aren't looking good. We'll have to wait until Friday's morning shootaround for an update. There isn't a clear pickup here if Beasley sits because Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke will pick up most of the slack on offense.
Apr 5 - 11:34 AM

Michael Beasley (illness) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. Orlando.

Enes Kanter (sore lower back and right wrist) has also been ruled out of this contest, so the Knicks will be thin up front Tuesday night. Beasley had been averaging 27.0 points per game over New York's last three contests, so there will a lot of shots up for grabs in NY, which should benefit Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway. Lance Thomas and Isaiah Hicks should soak up most of Beasley's minutes at power forward.
Apr 3 - 5:37 PM

Michael Beasley (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Magic.

Enes Kanter (sore lower back and right wrist) is doubtful, so the Knicks may be a little shorthanded up front. Beasley has been on fire and is a must-start player when active with averages of 27.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 blocks, 0.7 steals and 1.7 triples over his last three games. Lance Thomas and Isaiah Hicks would be candidates to pick up the slack if Beasley can't go, but Thomas isn't a fantasy option no matter what.
Apr 2 - 11:23 AM

Michael Beasley scored 32 points in a loss to the Pistons on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

He's basically a Sprinting Bucket these days with how much he's scoring. Make it three straight games with at least 20 shots from the field to give him 27.0 points per game. Enes Kanter not playing set up the big day for Beasley and he continues to clean up without him. Per 36 without Kanter this season, he averaged 22.6 points, 10.4 boards, 2.6 dimes and 0.6 treys. Beasley should be scoring a bunch to finish up this season.
Mar 31 - 7:28 PM

Michael Beasley scored 22 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday.

His minutes continue to soar with 32.6 per game over his last five outings, averaging 18.2 points, 8.0 boards, 2.4 dimes, 0.8 blocks and 0.8 treys. Beasley is getting huge volume and he's also 50.6 percent from the field over this run, so he's a must-start player. We're not expecting him to be rested for now.
Mar 28 - 9:41 PM

Michael Beasley hit 12-of-22 shots and a 3-pointer for 27 points, eight rebounds and a steal in 35 minutes of Monday's overtime loss to the Hornets.

Beasley's minutes have been nice and he's averaging 17.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and a 3-pointer over his last five games. It's anyone's guess what the Knicks will do with him as the season winds down, but for now, Beasley looks like a strong play for the Knicks two remaining games this week. Just watch the news updates to be sure he's playing every night.
Mar 26 - 9:40 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Emmanuel Mudiay
3Frank Ntilikina
4Trey Burke
5Ron Baker
SG1Courtney Lee
2Damyean Dotson
3Allonzo Trier
SF1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Mario Hezonja
3Kevin Knox
4Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Michael Beasley
3Isaiah Hicks
C1Enes Kanter
2Mitchell Robinson
3Luke Kornet
4Joakim Noah