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Michael Beasley
Michael Beasley
Position: F
Born: 01/09/89
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $3,500,000
B/R: LeBron is signed for several years, and the Lakers have this young core. It’s early, but can you envision Los Angeles being a place to settle down? Michael Beasley: I’ve felt like that every year for the last eight years, so I’m going into this situation with the mindset of playing basketball for a year and coming home to Atlanta at the end of the year and whatever happens, happens. I want a long-term contract, two, three, four years, 100 percent. But at this point, I’m tired of getting my hopes up and smashed. But the Lakers organization, from Rob Pelinka to Jeanie Buss to Magic, they’ve treated us like family. So, they did nothing wrong as to why I feel the way I feel. It’s just kinda like a battered-dog situation. I’m gonna take it a day at a time, and hopefully the days don’t end.
Storyline: Lakers Front Office
B/R: In the Western Conference, you’ll have to go through Golden State. What did you think of DeMarcus Cousins signing with the Warriors? Michael Beasley: I think it was f–king bulls–t! [Laughs.] No, I’m just playing. I was surprised, but for DeMarcus, it was the best move. Coming off an injury, the market not being what he thought it’d be, him going there gives him a good chance to reevaluate what a winning culture is, to better himself on and off the court. But I’m like everybody else, too. God damn, you got DeMarcus Cousins? You got two championships with JaVale, he leaves, and you replace him with DeMarcus? C’mon, man. But at the end of the day, we’re all men, and we play basketball the same way. I don’t think they’re unbeatable; we just gotta go back to the drawing board.
Bleacher Report: Are the Lakers a playoff team? Michael Beasley: As of now, we’re out, according to all the polls. Rightfully so. But I think we’re a team that will be able to decide our own fate by how hard we work and how much we’re willing to sacrifice physically and mentally. I’m not going to put my foot in my mouth and say we’re going to win 25 championships or 75 games, no. But I’m confident that we got a group of guys that wants to play basketball the right way, wants to win and work hard. With that being said, I think we can be exactly where we want to be at the end of the year.
Michael Beasley: Two years ago, Malcolm Brogdon won Rookie of the Year with 10 points and three rebounds a game, but now Lonzo is 11-7-7 and he’s a bust? I’m a Lonzo fan. I think if you just let him play and not worry about if he can shoot or not, I think you will see a player that knows how and wants to play a complete game of basketball. Same thing with Kyle Kuzma. I liked him in college but didn’t know how skilled he was until I played against him in the NBA. Josh Hart, same thing.
Michael Beasley defended the array of personalities the Los Angeles Lakershave added around LeBron James this offseason and said Monday that he doesn’t like the idea of people judging them on their personas or reputations. “I think it is going to come together like a basketball team,” Beasley said on a conference call when asked how he thinks the Lakers will mesh with the new additions. “You got [14] guys other than LeBron James that know how to play basketball, and I think you got 29 teams that [are] overlooking the fact that they know how to play basketball.”
3 weeks ago via ESPN