New York Knicks Sign Former Top Draft Pick to One-Year Deal

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Michael Beasley

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In a move that added some depth to the team’s frontcourt, the New York Knicks signed Michael Beasley to a one-year deal worth just over $2.1 million. A veteran player entering his 10th season, Beasley has made his way around the NBA since being drafted as the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2008.

Over the course of his career, the 6-foot-9, 235-pound power forward has played for Miami, Minnesota, Phoenix, Houston, and Milwaukee. Despite his frequent moves around the league, Beasley maintains decent career averages of 12.6 points and 4.7 rebounds a game. Last season with the Milwaukee Bucks, he averaged 9.4 points in just under 17 minutes per game.