Malik Beasley Rumors

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Malik Beasley
Malik Beasley
Position: G
Born: 11/26/96
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Salary: $1,700,640
Malik Beasley on Kyrie Irving being a possibility for the Nuggets: “I am kind of surprised just because it’s Denver; a lot of the top guys don’t usually want to [come]. I’m not saying we aren’t huge, but a lot of people don’t think Denver is that good because of how we’ve done in the past. Now, once people see that we’re doing well, they’re starting to come. It’s been happening, but it is kind of surprising like, ‘Yo, he might come play with me!’ I’m still young, so playing with these guys is incredible to me. … He’d definitely bring leadership. He’s won a championship already and been deep in the playoffs. He’d just bring that extra grind and everything that an All-Star brings to a team. I know for sure he can lead a team.”
Storyline: Kyrie Irving to Nuggets?
Malik Beasley on the Nuggets being an attractive destination for players: “It says a lot. Denver may be a smaller, up-and-coming city, but a lot of people realize that we’re coming to compete. It all depends on the players and we have a great group of guys who are unselfish and want to compete for a championship. As you saw, Paul Millsap is coming over and hopefully we keep getting more players [to choose Denver] so that, in the future, we’ll be a great team.”
Now, Beasley will impart his knowledge to young ball players in his first Malik Beasley Boys Basketball Camp in Denver, to be held Aug. 5-6 at the Montbello Recreation Center, which was the site of the recent introductory press conference for newest Nugget and mentor to Beasley, Paul Millsap. Working hard has always been part of Beasley’s DNA. Beasley played his high school basketball at St. Francis High in Alpharetta, Ga., and coach Drew Catlett had a front row seat to witness Beasley’s work ethic. “Always had a great attitude,” Catlett said. “He just has an unbelievable work ethic. I’ve been coaching 30 years on different levels, I’m not sure I’ve ever been around a kid that works as hard as he does.”
Beasley, now a Nuggets guard preparing to enter his second professional season, had a connection to Paul Millsap. Their families have been longtime friends and would watch Hawks games together at Philips Arena. Beasley, dreaming of his own NBA career on the near horizon, found himself at Millsap’s house after Atlanta’s games, soaking in all he could from the team’s all-star power forward. “I remember chilling with him and working out with him,” Beasley said. “Now he’s playing with me. It’s just really cool.” .