|Full name||Michael Paul Beasley|
|birthday||9th January 1989 (age 31)|
|place of birth||Frederick , Maryland , United States|
|position||Power Forward / Small Forward|
|NBA draft||2008 , 2nd pick , Miami Heat|
|Clubs as active|
|2008–2010 Miami Heat 2010–2012 Minnesota Timberwolves 2012–2013 Phoenix Suns 2013–2014 Miami Heat 2014–2015 Shanghai Sharks 2015 Miami Heat 2015–2016 Shandong Golden Stars 2016 Houston Rockets 2016–2017 Milwaukee Bucks 2017–2018 New York Knicks 2018– 2019 Los Angeles Lakers 2019 Guangdong Southern Tigers
The 8-foot forward was selected second in the 2008 NBA draft by the Miami Heat after completing one of the best seasons in college basketball history as a freshman . Unlike in his college career, he was mostly unable to meet the expectations placed on him in the NBA.
In the fall of 2007, Beasley began his college career at Kansas State University . During the 2007-08 season, he became one of the most dominant college basketball players in the United States. His 26.2 points and 12.4 rebounds per game were the most scored by a Big 12 basketball player in any one season. He's also had the most double doubles and games with 40 or more points this season. His 28 double doubles broke Carmelo Anthony's previous record of 22 double doubles . On February 23, 2008, he set a Big 12 record with 44 points in one game (which has since been set by Denis Clemente). Beasley holds 30 career, season, and freshman records at Kansas State University.
Miami Heat (2008-2010)
On June 26, 2008, Beasley was selected by the Miami Heat with the second pick in the 2008 NBA Draft . In his NBA debut he scored 9 points, but was able to play up to a double-digit average of 13.9 points for the rest of the season. Together with 5.4 rebounds per game and a 40.7% hit rate from behind the triple line, his rookie season has been very solid.
He took part in the NBA All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge 2009 and scored 29 points, the best score for the rookies. After the season he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team . In the following regular season, Beasley played 78 games, each time on the starting line-up. He was able to increase his points average to 14.8 points per game, but his hit rates fell.
Minnesota Timberwolves (2010-2012)
On July 12, 2010, Beasley was given in exchange for second-round draft picks in 2011 and 2014 to the Minnesota Timberwolves . The swap should help the Heat save enough money to allow them to keep Dwyane Wade and additionally strengthen themselves with LeBron James and Chris Bosh .
On November 10, 2010, Beasley led his new team with a career high of 42 points to victory over the Sacramento Kings . In his first 47 games for the Timberwolves, Beasley was on the starting line-up every time and was able to increase significantly over the previous year: 19.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, with acceptable hit rates of 46.2% from the Field and 38.1% from behind the triple line.
Phoenix Suns (2012-2013) and renewed problems
For the 2012-2013 season, Beasley moved again within the league and accepted the Phoenix Suns contract offer for 3 years. However, the season was very disappointing for Beasley, who was only in 20 of 75 games on the grid. He could only get 10.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. After a disappointing season, after being caught using drugs in Phoenix , he was released from the Phoenix Suns on September 4, 2013.
Miami Heat (2013-2014)
On September 8, 2013, Beasley was signed by the Miami Heat to the NBA's minimum wage for one year. Heat had the option to terminate the contract by January 7, 2014, as it was not fully guaranteed. Despite only scoring 7.9 points per game, Beasley hit 49.9% of his field throws and 38.9% from the three-point line. With the Heat he reached the NBA Finals, where, however, the San Antonio Spurs were defeated.
Moved to China to the Shanghai Sharks (2014-2015)
For the preparatory phase for the 2014/15 season, Beasley was initially committed by the Memphis Grizzlies . After he was released from the Grizzlies, Beasley signed a one-year contract with the Shanghai Sharks in the CBA. The Sharks are owned by former NBA player Yao Ming . In the CBA All-Star Game, Beasley scored 59 points and was subsequently voted MVP .
Miami Heat (2015)
On February 26, 2015, Beasley signed a 10-day contract with the Miami Heat. On March 8th, he received his second 10-day contract. He stayed with the Heat until the end of the season and averaged 8.8 points in the remaining 24 games. However, his contract was again not renewed by Miami.
Return to China (2015-2016)
On September 30th, Beasley announced his return to China to join the Shadong Golden Stars. As in the previous year, Beasley was named MVP of the CBA All-Star Games with 63 points, 19 rebounds and 13 assists . His team qualified for the playoffs, but were defeated 3-0 in the first round by the Guangdong Southern Tigers. Beasley still won the Foreign MVP award.
Houston Rockets (2016)
At the end of the season, Beasley left China and moved back to the NBA, where he was used for the Houston Rockets . In the remaining 28 games of the 2015/16 season, Beasley scored 12.8 points on average and helped the Rockets qualify for the playoffs.
Milwaukee Bucks (2016-2017)
During the off-season , Beasley signed a one-year contract for around $ 1.4 million with the Milwaukee Bucks in the summer of 2016 . There he put an average of 9.4 points in 16.7 minutes with a hit rate of 53% from the field and (42% from beyond the triple line).
In the 2017 off-season, Beasley signed a one-year contract with the New York Knicks . In July 2018, he signed a contract for the same length with the Los Angeles Lakers . On February 7, 2019, Beasley was transferred to the Los Angeles Clippers , but they released him after two days. On February 20, 2019, he signed another contract with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese CBA .
- Michael Beasley - player profile on basketball-reference.com
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- Beasley arrested for drugs
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- Michael Beasley Named Foreign MVP
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- LA Clippers Acquire Ivica Zubac And Michael Beasley. Retrieved April 27, 2020 (English).
- Marshon Brooks and Michael Beasley officially join Guangdong Southern Tigers . In: Sportando . ( sportando.basketball [accessed April 27, 2020]).
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Beasley, Michael Paul (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 9, 1989|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Frederick , Maryland , USA|