Report: Michael Beasley agrees to deal with Phoenix Suns
Free agent small forward Michael Beasley has agreed to a three- year, $18 million contract with the Phoenix Suns, reports said.
Just going up online: Michael Beasley has committed to sign with Phoenix Suns on a three-year, $18 mil, sources close to situation tell ESPN— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 5, 2012
Last season in Minnesota, Beasley had a .455 field goal average and averaged 11.5 points per game.
Drafted second overall in 2008 by Miami, Beasley spent the last two seasons in Minnesota, averaging a career-best 19.2 points per game in 2010-11. He struggled with his role and injuries last season, but could be the type of player Phoenix needs.
While Beasley is talented, he has off-the-court question marks that could scare off some teams. But at 6-foot-10 Beasley can be a matchup problem on the offensive end, which is something a scoring-deficient team like the Suns could certainly use.
Beasley had been included in Suns rumors for quite some time.
- Jared Dudley, Suns forward - Tuesday May 21Dudley talks NBA Playoffs and Suns coaching search with Doug & Wolf
- Alvin Gentry, former Suns head coach - Tuesday May 14Gentry talks to Doug & Wolf about the NBA Playoffs, the Suns coaching search and his future
- Denise McDonough, Ryan McDonough's mom - Friday May 10Mrs. McDonough talks to Doug & Wolf about raising the new Suns GM
- Melinda Dudley, Jared Dudley's mom - Friday May 10Mrs. Dudley tells Doug & Wolf what it was like raising the Suns fan favorite
- Tom Chambers, Suns legend - Friday May 10Chambers tells Doug & Wolf who he'd like to see hired as the new head coach of the Suns