Beasley agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lakers on Friday, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports. Beasley had a career resurgence last season with the Knicks, with his 22.3 minutes per game being his biggest role since 2011-12. He averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from deep. However, in joining LA, it's unclear if he'll be able to maintain the same usage, as he plays the same position(s) as LeBron James, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma.
Beasley posted 20 points (8-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-5 FT), four rebounds, three assists, three steals and a blocked shot in 27 minutes during Monday's 123-109 loss to the Cavaliers. Beasley returned from his leg injury and looked like his usual self in a losing effort. Looking back on his season, Beasley played hard and made a case for garnering a starting role, but the 28-year-old is playing on his seventh team and his role with the Knicks next year is cloudy at best. He's an unrestricted free agent and could be courted by a few teams in the offseason - Beasley would probably prefer an environment where he could play for a title, as he isn't getting any younger.
Beasley (leg) will be available for Saturday's matchup with the Bucks, Ian Begley of ESPN reports. Beasley was held out of Friday's game against Miami with a bruised left knee, but he'll return from his two-game absence Saturday and look to pick up where he left off. Last time out, Saturday against Detroit, Beasley went for 32 points, four rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes.
Beasley (knee) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Bucks, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports. Beasley suffered a left knee bruise shortly after tipoff during Friday's game, and he's going to test things out during pre-game warmups before making a final decision on his status. If he ends up not taking the floor, Lance Thomas (illness), Luke Kornet and Isaiah Hicks are all candidates to see additional run.
Beasley (knee) is considered questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Bucks. Beasley suffered a left knee contusion shortly after tip-off in Friday's game against the Heat and was unable to return. Given its the second night of a back-to-back set, the Knicks could choose to err on the side of caution. Lance Thomas (illness), Luke Kornet and Isaiah Hicks would presumably see the biggest uptick in minutes should the veteran power forward ultimately be unable to suit up. Expect an update on his status after he goes through warmups closer to game time.
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