Michael Beasley ‘disappointed’ with New York, two teams interested in his services
The New York Knicks have used this offseason to get younger, and with the rebuild on, they have let some of their older guys walk. Kyle O’Quinn has signed a one year deal with the Indiana Pacers, and it appears that Michael Beasley won’t be back with the team next year either.
According to the New York Post:
With the moratorium ending at noon and the Knicks set to announce Hezonja as a Knick, Beasley is said to have two teams in the mix.
“He’s disappointed with the Knicks, though he understands that they are going young,” said one NBA source who has spoken to Beasley.
Knicks coach David Fizdale has been around Beasley before when Beasley had his two stints with the Knicks, but it isn’t the direction the team wants to go. The Knicks still have the mid-level exception to use but they want to add a young player with upside or a veteran who can help out the younger guys.
Beasley was a really good player for the Knicks on the court, but maybe he didn’t do enough to help the younger players. He played in 74 games last year averaging 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists. He shot 50.7 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from deep.
With all the injuries the Knicks dealt with last year he was a good glue guy who seemed to keep the team afloat at times. It’s unclear what other teams are interested in his services, but look for him to be on a new team at the start of next season.