Michael Beasley

American basketball player Michael Beasley

Michael Paul Beasley, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays both forward positions, and shoots his jump shot left-handed, though he is also ambidextrous. Beasley played college basketball for Kansas State University for one year before declaring for the NBA draft on April 14, 2008.
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Michael Beasley Lifts the Knicks to a Statement Win over the Celtics
NYTimes - 2 months
With Kristaps Porzingis enduring his worst game as a Knick, Beasley scored 32 points to propel the team to a victory over East-leading Boston.
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Knicks Add Michael Beasley, a Well-Traveled Forward
NYTimes - 7 months
Beasley, the second overall pick in the 2008 N.B.A. draft, gives the Knicks depth in the frontcourt, which could lose Carmelo Anthony in a trade.
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Knicks Sign Michael Beasley - Knicks.com
Google News - 7 months
Knicks.com Knicks Sign Michael Beasley Knicks.com NEW YORK, August 8, 2017 – The New York Knickerbockers announced today that the team has signed forward Michael Beasley. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Beasley, 6-9, 235-pounds, holds career averages of 12.6 points and 4.7 rebounds over ... and more »
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Trade grades: Can Michael Beasley replace Khris Middleton for Bucks?
ABC News - over 1 year
The deal Bucks get: Forward Michael Beasley Rockets get: Guard Tyler Ennis Milwaukee Bucks: C Less than 24 hours after news broke that Bucks wing Khris Middleton is expected out six months after surgery to repair a torn hamstring, Milwaukee responded with a trade to add wing depth. The specific choice of replacement is surprising. There's probably a place for Beasley in the league as a source of instant offense, and he's coming off an impressive 20-game stint in Houston (after previously playing in the Chinese Basketball Association) that saw him average a career-high 25.3 points per 36 minutes while shooting a career-best 53.1 percent on 2-point attempts. Looking at the Bucks roster sans Middleton, however, shot creation didn't seem to be their biggest need. In the starting lineup, Jabari Parker figured to pick up some of.....
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Bucks acquire forward Michael Beasley in trade with Rockets
LATimes - over 1 year
The Bucks have acquired forward Michael Beasley from the Houston Rockets for backup point guard Tyler Ennis in a deal that beefs up Milwaukee's frontcourt depth.  The 6-foot-9 Beasley averaged 12.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 20 games last season for Houston. He was playing in China before signing...
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Taraji P. Henson Frees Her Natural Hair In Jawdroppingly Gorgeous Photoshoot
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Taraji "Slay" Henson serves fierceness every time she's in front of a camera but a recent photoshoot shows a side of her we've never seen before. Free of any wig, weave or extension, the "Empire" star flawlessly rocks her natural hair in cornrows in a photo shoot for CR Fashion Book. As Henson explains in the magazine, that wasn't the original look she had planned. However, while changing, her slick scarf slipped off and exposed the neat braids she had underneath, and photographer Bruce Weber asked her to keep it that way.   "[H]e says, 'We'll shoot your hair just like that, it's beautiful,'" Taraji told CR Fashion Book. "And part of me was like, No, no, no, NO! This is the hair no one is supposed to see. This is like behind-closed doors hair. I feel naked."  She decided to trust Weber's vision and the results are impeccable. Even Taraji was impressed.  A photo posted by taraji p henson (@tarajiphenson) on Oct 13, 2015 at 11:10am PDT "As women we pu...
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Could Hassan Whiteside be the next Alonzo Mourning?
isports web - almost 3 years
The Miami Herald ran a story the other day that really captured my attention. “Pat Riley indicated the Heat shouldn’t go more than three or four possessions without getting the ball to Hassan Whiteside and Whiteside should have the mentality of Alonzo Mourning,”. “‘If Alonzo didn’t get a touch three or four times down the court, he would put his big hands around my neck verbally or physically,’ Riley cracked.” (Barry Jackson, Miami Herald). Huh Hassan Whiteside=Alonzo Mourning? I am in love with Hassan Whiteside. Ever since he burst onto the scene in January, I have been absolutely fascinated by his story, his playing style, his size, his left pinky, etc. Hassan has emerged as one of my favorite Heat players of all time. Look at these stats! He averaged 11.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game. He was sixth in the NBA in PER (player efficiency rating), with a score of 26.26. Which, by the way, was higher than that of Lebron James. (I’m not trying to say that...
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LeBron James Nails Game-Winner In Final Seconds To Lift Heat Over Warriors (VIDEO)
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With one eye on the defense and the other on the clock, LeBron James let the time tick down before carrying the Miami Heat into the All-Star break in a way only he could. James capped one of his best games of the season in dramatic fashion, making a step-back 3-pointer with less than a second remaining to propel the Heat past the Golden State Warriors 111-110 Wednesday night and into the break on a high note. "I was going for the win the whole time," James said. With teammate Dwyane Wade scratched from the lineup with a sore left foot, James shouldered the load for the two-time defending NBA champions. He finished with 36 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists, saving his best moment for last. After James' fellow All-Star Stephen Curry hit a bank shot to start a three-point play that put the Warriors ahead by two, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra chose not to call timeout. Instead, James got the ball in the half court and swished a 27-footer over Andre Iguodala wi...
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NBA-Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games
Yahoo News - about 4 years
Nov 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games: - - Heat 95, Cavs 84 LeBron James scored a game-high 28 points and Dwyane Wade added 22 as Miami won their eighth consecutive game. Forward Michael Beasley hurt the Cavs off the bench with 17 points and nine rebounds for Miami (12-3). Dion Waiters matched his season high with 24 points and six rebounds for Cleveland (4-11), who have now lost four in a row and seven of their last eight. - - Pacers 99, Bobcats 74 Reserve guard C.J. ...
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James scores 30 to lead Heat over Charlotte
Yahoo News - over 4 years
LeBron James scored 30 points while reserve Michael Beasley added 15 to spark the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat over host Charlotte 97-81. James, who played 32 minutes, went 13-of-18 from the field and added seven assists to help lead Miami to a third triumph in a row and sixth victory in seven games. The Heat, who lost two of three to open the season, defeated the Bobcats for a 13th consecutive time despite 22 points from Kemba Walker. Miami has not lost to Charlotte since James joined the Heat.
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James and Heat Cruise
NYTimes - over 4 years
LeBron James scored 33 points and got the entire fourth quarter off, Michael Beasley scored 19 off the bench and the host Miami Heat had little trouble beating the Milwaukee Bucks.
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NBA A to Z: Is Michael Beasley ready to help the Heat?
USA Today - over 4 years
NBA A to Z also includes a unique coaching friendship and how to use SportVU stats.
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2013 NBA Eastern Conference Preview: Can The Heat Stay Hot?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
LeBron James and the Miami Heat are setting their sights on a third straight NBA championship, trying to become just the fifth franchise in league history to accomplish the feat (the Lakers did it in Minneapolis and in Los Angeles). Of course, any discussion of the Heat must address the questions about James' supporting cast: Is Dwyane Wade healthy? How reliable is Chris Bosh? And this season the Heat will compete against a considerably more talented cadre of teams in the East: Chicago, with a healthy Derrick Rose; Indiana, with a healthy Danny Granger and another year of experience; the "upgraded" Brooklyn Nets; and Carmelo Anthony's New York Knicks. With the season less than a week away, here are some of the key story-lines in the Eastern Conference. 1) Heat Three-Peat? Miami signed former No. 1 pick Greg Oden in the hope that he can be a shot blocker against the Eastern Conference's elite bigs (assuming he can stay healthy). But perhaps the biggest question mark for the Heat i...
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Timeline
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    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 27
    On September 22, 2016, Beasley was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Tyler Ennis.
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    On March 4, 2016, Beasley signed with the Houston Rockets.
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    On January 17, 2016, he won the CBA All-Star Game MVP award for the second straight year after recording 63 points, 19 rebounds and 13 assists for the South team.
  • 2015
    Age 26
    He was subsequently named the league's Foreign MVP for the 2015–16 season.
    On September 30, 2015, Beasley signed with the Shandong Golden Stars for the 2015–16 CBA season, returning to China for a second stint.
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    On June 28, 2015, the Heat declined to pick up their $1.3 million team option on Beasley's 2015–16 contract, making him a free agent.
    On February 26, 2015, Beasley signed a 10-day contract with the Miami Heat.
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    During the 2015 CBA All-Star Game, Beasley came off the bench to score 59 points, setting a CBA record for most points in the league's All-Star Game.
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  • 2014
    Age 25
    On September 25, 2014, Beasley signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.
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    The Heat made it to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight time in 2014, with Beasley making his first Finals appearance in Game 5 of their series against the San Antonio Spurs.
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  • 2013
    Age 24
    On September 11, 2013, Beasley signed with the Miami Heat.
    On September 3, 2013, Beasley was waived by the Suns.
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    On January 30, 2013, Beasley scored a season high 27 points with 6 rebounds and 5 steals off the bench to lead the Suns to a 92-86 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • 2012
    Age 23
    In a November 7, 2012 game against the Charlotte Bobcats, Beasley scored 21 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, and had 7 assists to help the Suns win 117-110.
    On July 20, 2012, Beasley signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Phoenix Suns.
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  • 2011
    Age 22
    Over the 2011-12 season, he averaged 11.5 points per game.
    In the 2011-12 season, Beasley sprained his foot against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 6, 2012 which kept him out for 11 straight games.
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  • 2010
    Age 21
    On November 10, 2010, he led the Timberwolves to victory over the Sacramento Kings with a career-high 42 points along with 9 rebounds.
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    On July 12, 2010, Beasley was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for 2011 and 2014 second-round draft picks.
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    On February 19, 2010 he led the Heat to victory over the Memphis Grizzlies with a then career-high 30 points along with 8 rebounds.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2009
    Age 20
    During the 2009–10 season he was a starter for the entire season.
    After the Heat's first round exit from the 2009 playoffs, it was reported that Beasley, along with fellow rookie Mario Chalmers, had been fined multiple times throughout the season for violations of team policy.
  • 2008
    Age 19
    On opening night of the 2008–09 regular season, Beasley scored 9 points in a loss against the New York Knicks.
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    He was second in the league in rebound average, and tied for third in scoring average in the 2008 Summer League.
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    On June 26, 2008, Beasley was selected 2nd overall in the 2008 NBA draft by the Miami Heat.
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    In addition, he was named one of four finalists for the 2008 Naismith Player of the Year Award.
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    Beasley was one of 24 finalists for the John R. Wooden Player of the Year award and was selected by voters to the 10-member 2008 John R. Wooden Award All American team.
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    On April 14, 2008, Beasley announced that he would forgo his last three years of eligibility and enter the NBA draft.
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    Beasley led the Wildcats to a 10–6 record in conference play, earning a number 3 seed in the 2008 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
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    On March 1, 2008, his boast did not come true, as Kansas won the return match in Lawrence, 88–74 despite 39 points and 11 rebounds from Beasley.
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    On February 23, 2008, Beasley scored a Big 12 record 44 points in an 86–92 loss at Baylor. (This mark has since been matched by Kansas State's Denis Clemente.) Beasley became known as an unstoppable force when shooting, finishing the season shooting 53.7 percent from the field (282 of 525).
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  • 2007
    Age 18
    In the 2007–2008 regular season, Beasley was one of the most dominant players in the country.
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    Beasley began his freshman year at Kansas State in the fall of 2007.
    Rivals.com rated Beasley No. 1 in the class of 2007 high school basketball prospects.
    In the 2007 McDonald's All-American Boys Game, he won the MVP with 23 points and 12 rebounds.
  • 2006
    Age 17
    He ranked fifth in rebounds per game (8.3 rpg) among all 2006 tournament leaders, and he ranks third all-time in the USA Men's U18 record book.
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    Beasley averaged team highs of 13.8 ppg. and 8.3 rpg at the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men in San Antonio, Texas.
    In 2006, Beasley was a second-team Parade All-American and was also named to the 2006 USA Men's U18 National Team member on June 26, 2006.
  • 2005
    Age 16
    Beasley was born in the Prince George's County town of Cheverly, Maryland. Beasley's mother Fatima Smith and his four siblings moved from nearby Montgomery County to Frederick in 2005 and lived here for one year.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1989
    Age 0
    Born on January 9, 1989.
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