Rockets Sign Michael Beasley

FRIDAY, 10:39am: The signing is official, the team announced.

9:00pm: The contract will be a minimum salary arrangement, Stein relays in a full-length story.

WEDNESDAY, 4:28pm: The Rockets are close to signing free agent combo forward Michael Beasley, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports (Twitter links). The deal would cover the remainder of the season and include a team option for 2016/17, Stein notes. The contract details are still unknown, though I would speculate that is likely a minimum salary arrangement. Houston, which recently waived both Marcus Thornton and Ty Lawson, still has one open roster spot. The team is also reportedly set to ink Andrew Goudelock.

Multiple NBA teams had reportedly expressed interest in Beasley, who became a free agent at the completion of the Chinese Basketball Association season. The combo forward averaged 31.9 points in 36.5 minutes per game with 37.1% 3-point shooting against relatively weak competition this season playing for Shandong.

Beasley has appeared in 433 regular season NBA games over the course of his career and owns averages of 13.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists. His career slash line is .450/.343/.759.

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Jake Bullis
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Jake Bullis
6 months 28 days ago

Happy for the guy! Hope he can make the rotation!

formerlyz
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formerlyz
6 months 28 days ago

Happy for him to get an opportunity. Feel bad for him that it’s with Harden and in that locker room.

formerlyz
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formerlyz
6 months 28 days ago

Also, they have multiple guys at similar positions, so I’m curious to see what kind of playing time he will get

djtommyaces
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djtommyaces
6 months 28 days ago

Why would anyone feel bad for this POS? If weed and thug life is more important than your career, then he deserves nothing! Prove to everyone what’s more important in life then maybe someone will have empathy.

formerlyz
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formerlyz
6 months 28 days ago

There is zero indication of “thug life,” and there is NOTHING wrong with a little bud. Michael Beasley has clearly done a lot to change, as I mentioned below. You’re just crucifying him with no just cause.

djtommyaces
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djtommyaces
6 months 27 days ago

Over/Under how long he lasts in a Rockets uniform?
The remaining 2016 season? Probably

Cile
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Cile
6 months 27 days ago

No reason why he wouldn’t hang around if he proves himself though. Houston seems like a place where some “troubled” players might just resurrect themselves to an extent. Kind of like Smith last season.

formerlyz
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formerlyz
6 months 26 days ago

So? It’s an NBA opportunity.

sirgant
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sirgant
6 months 28 days ago

Rockets GM has lost his mind. The team is already dysfunctional & you bring in this guy. He & Josh Smith will have a great time. Feel sorry for JB Bickerstaff.

formerlyz
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formerlyz
6 months 28 days ago
when he was with the Heat at the end of last year, he was a totally different person and player. They ran sets for him that they usually run for Bosh. He gave them great minutes at the 5 too. Defensively, he competed more than I had ever seen from him, and his decision making, and passing were also clearly greatly improved. He didn’t knock down outside shots the way he is capable of, but I don’t consider that something that will continue. He said all the right things too, and you could clearly see the improved maturity. I’m glad… Read more »
Kaboosh
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Kaboosh
6 months 28 days ago

Hi Michael Beasley

formerlyz
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formerlyz
6 months 26 days ago

Lol. Just someone that recognizes the changes he has shown. I was always critical of him, but he has worked to improve, and I won’t be closed minded and be stubborn about an opinion.

Arthur Hill
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6 months 28 days ago

He’s been a close friend of Kevin Durant since childhood. That probably factored into the Rockets’ thinking.

Cile
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Cile
6 months 28 days ago

Count Harden in. Rockets collecting Durant’s buddies like Pokémon cards.

Arthur Hill
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6 months 28 days ago

And they can let him pick the coach. Kevin, you want Scott Brooks? Bring him along!

Cile
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Cile
6 months 28 days ago

Funny enough, Brooks was a member of the title winning Rockets squads.

Cile
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Cile
6 months 27 days ago

Well, the season’s lost. Let’s gamble on another high-upside player then!

Chris Crouse
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6 months 26 days ago

Wonder what advanced stats Morey has on Beasley.

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