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Nuggets’ Malik Beasley focusing on making it through 2019-20 season without getting injured

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There is no doubt that Denver Nuggets’ Malik Beasley had a great 2018-19 season in terms of health. He played 81 games and put up an average of 11.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists. He was one of the Nuggets’ key reserves last season, and he hopes to continue his improvement moving forward.

In his interview with NBA.com, Beasley said that he plans on staying healthy once more next season as he plans to play an even bigger role for the Nuggets.

“If I can make through this season without being injured, that’s the first thing. I’m good with that. Everything will fall into place from the hard work this summer.”

The Nuggets are once again expected to be one of the best teams in the loaded Western Conference. Denver’s young core has proven that it has what it takes to compete with a star-studded team, and while they didn’t usually find success, growing together is what makes their future really bright.

And Beasley wants to be a part of that.

Offensively, Beasley can create his own shots and can knock down 3-pointers consistently. Defensively, there are some flaws, but he can definitely improve over time. Staying healthy is his biggest priority at the moment, and with good reason. He only played 22 games during his rookie season and 62 games in his second. Last year was his first time to play an almost full season (including playoffs), and he already showed that he can be a great contributor off the bench.

All he needs to do now is to keep that momentum going, and who knows? He might just follow Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray’s footsteps and become another breakout star that’s playing for the Nuggets.