Beasley, the second overall pick back in 2008, spent 20 games with the Rockets last season and was outrageously, and surprisingly, productive. With an average of just above 18 minutes per game, Beasley scored 12.8 points per contest on 52 percent shooting and grabbed roughly five boards. Although adjusted stats can be deceiving at times, per 36 minutes, Beasley’s points average skyrocketed to 25.3 and his rebounds rose to 9.7.
Before coming back to the States, B-Easy appeared in 40 games for the Shangdong Lions of the CBA. According to RealGM, Beasley was nothing short of dominant and averaged 31.9 points, 13.1 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in his time overseas.
Through his eight NBA seasons, Beasley has bounced around between the Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Phoenix Suns, and has failed to live up the lofty expectations that come with being such a high pick in the draft.
However, after what he showcased last season, Beasley’s career looks rather revitalized, and he’ll surely have an impact with the Rockets in 2016-17.
Stats from Basketball-Reference unless otherwise noted
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