The New York Knicks have signed combo forward, Michael Beasley to a one year, veteran’s minimum contract.

Beasley was once regarded among the most talented college players in the nation for the Kansas State Wildcats. His talents landed himself with the Miami Heat after being selected with the second overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.

Beasley underperformed while still becoming a great scorer. His best season scoring-wise came in the 2010-11 season as he averaged just under 20 points a game. Although he was an outstanding scorer, he posted the worst defensive rating of his entire career (112).

Season FG% 3P% 2P% FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PTS
2010-11 .450 .366 .463 .753 5.6 2.2 0.7 0.7 2.7 19.2

(Stats)

Beasley bounced from team to team, even competing overseas. He was signed by the Houston Rockets in the midst of the 2015-16 season but later was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Tyler Ennis. Beasley’s contract expired with Milwaukee, and on Tuesday, Michael Scotto reported New York had signed the well-travelled vet.

New York will hope to find bench scoring and floor spacing with Beasley, while only having to pay him $2.1 million.

 

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