The Knicks have become a joke in NBA circles and are a franchise desperately needing some stability. The obvious quick fix for the Knicks happened today: they signed Michael Beasley. Jokes aside, Beasley could prove to be a savvy signing at the league veteran minimum ($2.1 million).
The former no. 2 overall pick (2008 Draft) has played for five teams during his nine-year career but is coming off a positive season with the Bucks. In Milwaukee, Beasley provided an efficient scoring punch off the bench to the tune of 9.4 points and 3.4 rebounds on 53.2% shooting overall, 54.5% on twos, and 41.9% on threes (all career-highs).
Beasley also showed a willingness to play defense while in Wisconsin. If he can maintain his effort level on both ends while in NY, he could really help the Knicks. New York finished 19th in offensive efficiency last year; look for Beasley to carve out a nice bench scoring role.
Mike Beasley might be my favorite random-player-to-score-30-with-on-2k of all time. Best of luck to B-Easy in New York.