Should the New York Knicks re-sign Michael Beasley?
Even though the New York Knicks haven’t been playing well over the past month, there is one bright spot and that is the play of forward Michael Beasley.
Beasley only signed a one-year $2.1 million contract with the Knicks this past summer and early on during the season, it didn’t look like he would have much of a role in head coach Jeff Hornacek’s offense.
But with Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. dealing with injuries this season, Beasley has been able to prove to that he can be a great scorer night in and night out.
Fellow Washington D.C. native and Golden State Warriors’ star Kevin Durant is a big believer in Beasley and even said that it’s fair to compare him to LeBron James.
“I love Beas,’’ Durant said, via the New York Post. “I love his family. I love what he’s doing. He never had a fair chance. I said in a comment earlier this year before the season where he said he was just as skilled as LeBron [James] and myself, and I was feeling him on that.”
“I was feeling him, because he is,’’ Durant added. “He can score from anywhere. He can score on anybody. He can use both hands, but there’s something else that separates. You know what I’m saying? I think that’s just the difference, the mental part of it. And he’s got the foundation of his game set, it’s just time to build on top of it.”
Durant made some good points. For some reason, now that Beasley is older, things seem to be clicking for him and the Knicks will need to decide whether or not they want to re-sign him this coming summer.
Beasley has been averaging 12.6 points per game while averaging 19 minutes a game. Starting in place of Porzingis on Tuesday night, he scored 21 points. He’s also connecting on 52 percent of his shots.
Durant believes that Beasley will land a lucrative contract this summer.
“I think he’s found a solid home in New York and hopefully he sticks there, but if not, he’s played his way into a nice deal hopefully, and he’s come in handy for this team throughout the whole season, so I’m proud of him,” Durant said.
The Knicks will need to decide whether they want to keep Beasley around for another four years or let him walk and continue to slowly rebuild their roster.
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