Malik Beasley (26) leaves the LA Lakers (hereafter Lakers) and heads for the Milwaukee Bucks (hereafter Milwaukee).
According to NBA transfer market expert reporter Shams Canary, Beasley agreed to a one-year, $2.7M contract with Milwaukee on the morning of the 4th (Korean time스포츠토토).
Beasley came onto the free agent market when the Lakers turned down a team option worth $16.5 million for the 23-24 season. Accordingly, the Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, and Golden State Warriors, including Milwaukee, appeared as open suitors. In the end, he chose Milwaukee, which had been sending love calls to him from before.
Beasley, a pure shooter with a career-high 37.8% (5.8 attempts) of 3-pointers, boasted an explosive outer shell before joining the Lakers. From Denver’s last season (18-19 season), when Beasley started to play an active part, to the 21-22 season, he recorded a 38.9% (6.5) three-point shot success rate.
Beasley, who joined the Lakers ahead of the trade deadline after being traded to the Utah Jazz from the Minnesota Timberwolves last season, was sluggish last season with a 35.7 percent 3-point shooting percentage (8.1 attempts).
If he returns to his former form, he could be included in a key rotation member as Grace Allen’s backup shooting guard. In particular, the situation in which Beasley throws a three-point shot after receiving a kickout pass from Giannis Antetokounmpo is drawn by itself.
Meanwhile, Milwaukee acquired Robin Lopez prior to the acquisition of Beasley on the same day.
In addition, in the FA market this summer, Chris Middleton, Brooke Lopez and Jay Crowder signed new contracts to tighten internal crackdowns.
Milwaukee, who suffered a shocking loss to the Miami Heat last season and the humiliation of being eliminated in the first round, are desperately trying to fill their weaknesses.