The Houston Rockets signed Michael Beasley a couple of weeks ago and he has already begun to turn the tide on offense and defense with his unpredictable style of play. Beasley is unafraid to play in any capacity that he’s needed and that is exactly what the Rockets need this season.
Coach Bickerstaff talked about the team’s new acquisition saying, “With him, the thought when Michael came on board was he’s a guy who can flat-out score the ball. You can just give it to him and get out of the way. Or he can offensive rebound it. With that second group, his ability to create a bucket … he’s another guy when James is out, you can give him the ball and let him go to work.”
About Beasley: Beasley (6-9 ½, 235) was originally the second overall pick by Miami in the 2008 NBA Draft following his lone collegiate season at Kansas State, where he earned National Freshman of the Year honors from The Sporting News and the United States Basketball Writers Association. In seven NBA seasons, he has appeared in 433 games with 200 starts, while averaging 13.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in 24.7 minutes per game.
Prior to signing with the Rockets, Beasley played for the Shandong Golden Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and was recently named the league’s Most Valuable Player among foreigners. For the season, he averaged 31.9 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.0 steals.