HEAT Bio: Michael Beasley

Michael Beasley Takes A Step Forward
Michael Beasley

Beasley Takes a Step Forward

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It's never really been about the scoring for Michael Beasley. Points weren't going to earn him minutes with the HEAT. He needed to do the little things, and Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks he started to show that he's learning Miami's complicated defensive system and starting to fit in when he doesn't have the ball in his hands. Read the Article
Beasley Excited About Homecoming

Beasley Excited About Homecoming

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Homecomings can be a beautiful thing. Michael Beasley, the HEAT organization and HEAT fans alike all hope to be celebrating a successful homecoming for the talented young veteran this NBA season. If that homecoming party comes on the heels of a joyous Championship celebration alongside the NBA’s reighning back-to-back Champs? Even better.
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Michael Beasley

HEAT Signs Michael Beasley

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The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Michael Beasley. “Michael had the best years of his career with us,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “We feel that he can help us.” Beasley, a five-year NBA veteran, has appeared in 354 NBA games (197 starts) and averaged 14.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 26.4 minutes while shooting 44.7 percent from the field. Press Release
  
Position: Forward
Height: 6' 9.5"
Weight: 235
Years Pro: 5
Birthdate: 1/9/89
College: Kansas St.




CAREER  TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the HEAT in the first round (second overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft…signed by the HEAT on July 2, 2008…traded by the HEAT to Minnesota in exchange for a pair of second-round draft picks (2011 and 2014) and cash considerations on July 12, 2010…signed with the Phoenix Suns as a free agent on July 20, 2012…was waived by Phoenix on Sept. 3, 2013…signed by the HEAT as a free agent on Sept. 11, 2013.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Has appeared in 354 NBA regular season games (197 starts) during his five-year career and has averaged 14.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 26.4 minutes while shooting 44.7 percent from the floor, 34.5 percent from three-point range and 75.7 percent from the foul line…has missed 32 games due to injury/illness, five as a DNP-CD and three due to personal reasons…was a First Team All-Rookie selection…has scored in double figures on 246 occasions, including 88 games with at least 20 points, 10 games with 30-or-more points and one 40-point performance…his career high for consecutive double-figure scoring games is 32 (Nov. 2, 2010-Jan. 7, 2011)…his longest streak of consecutive 20-point games is six and has occurred twice (Nov. 10-19, 2010 and Apr. 7-Oct. 28, 2009)…has averaged double figures in scoring in each of his five seasons…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 34 occasions and has posted 33 double-doubles…his longest streak of consecutive double-figure rebound games and consecutive double-doubles is three and both occurred from Apr. 10-14, 2009…his longest streak of consecutive games played is 105 games (Dec. 14, 2008-Jan. 27, 2010)…his career high for most consecutive field goal attempts made is nine (Feb. 12-18, 2009) and his career-high for consecutive free throws made is 20 (Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2012)…his career high for most free throws made in a game without a miss is 12 (at Houston, Jan. 30, 2012)…has recorded 52 multi-steal games and 40 multi-block performances…has appeared in 12 NBA playoff games (five starts) and has averaged 11.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 26.1 minutes while shooting 40.9 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from three-point range and 76.9 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures on eight occasions in postseason play, including one 20-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and posted a pair of double-doubles…became just the fifth HEAT player to record a double-double in his first postseason game with Miami and the lone rookie to accomplish the feat.

2012-13 SEASON:
Saw action in 75 games (20 starts) for the Phoenix Suns and averaged 10.1 points (.405 FG%, .746 FT%), 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 20.7 minutes…missed one game due to the flu (Dec. 23 vs. L.A. Clippers)…was a DNP-CD on three occasions and missed three games due to personal reasons (Apr. 9-13)…topped the Suns in scoring 11 times, in blocks eight times, in rebounds on seven occasions, in steals five times and in assists in four games…scored in double figures on 36 occasions, including 12 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and recorded a pair of double-doubles…had a career-high nine assists at the L.A. Lakers on Nov. 16…tied his career high with five steals vs. the Lakers on Jan. 30…Season Highs: 27 points (vs. L.A. Lakers, Jan. 30), 15 rebounds (at Charlotte, Nov. 7), nine assists (at L.A. Lakers, Nov. 16), five steals (vs. L.A. Lakers, Jan. 30), three blocks (twice) and 42:47 minutes (at Charlotte, Nov. 7).

2011-12 SEASON:
Appeared in 47 games (seven starts) with the Minnesota Timberwolves and averaged 11.5 points (.445 FG%, .642 FT%), 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 23.1 minutes…missed 11 games with a sprained right foot (Jan. 8-25) and eight games due to a sprained left toe (Mar. 15-Apr. 4)…topped the Wolves in scoring five times…scored in double figures 26 times, including six games with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds five times and recorded four double-doubles…hit a career-high 20 consecutive free throw attempts from Jan. 27-Feb. 3…scored his 4,000th career point on Feb. 29 at the L.A. Lakers…scored a season-high 34 points off the bench at Houston on Jan. 30, tying the franchise single-game record for points by a reserve and matching the second highest single-game total in the NBA in 2011-12 by a non-starter…Season Highs: 34 points (at Houston, Jan. 30), 14 rebounds (vs. Sacramento, Feb. 7), four assists (at Detroit, Apr. 19), two steals (four times), two blocks (three times) and 43:06 minutes (vs. San Antonio, Jan. 2).

2010-11 SEASON:
Started all 73 games in which he appeared for the Timberwolves and averaged 19.2 points (.450 FG%, .753 FT%), 5.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 32.3 minutes…missed seven games due to injury and was a DNP-CD twice…set single-season career highs in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, assists, blocks and minutes…ranked 20th in the NBA in scoring average…led the Timberwolves in field goals made and attempted, tied for the lead in starts and ranked second in points, scoring average, free throws made and attempted, defensive and total rebounds and minutes…topped the Wolves in scoring on 28 occasions…scored in double figures a career-high 66 times, including career highs in 20-point games (32) and 30-point games (8) and his lone 40-point effort…scored a career-high 42 points at Sacramento on Nov. 10 becoming the youngest player in franchise history to have a 40-point game…scored in double-figures a career-high 32 consecutive games from Nov. 2-Jan. 7…grabbed double-figure rebounds eight times and posted eight double-doubles…played a career-high 48:08 vs. Charlotte on Jan. 5…had a career-high five steals vs. Phoenix on Apr. 6…tallied a career-high four blocks at Portland on Dec. 17…scored game-winners at Cleveland on Dec. 26 (0:05.9 remaining) and vs. the Clippers on Nov. 17 (0:02.3 remaining)…scored his 3,000th career point on Jan. 5 vs. Charlotte…grabbed his 1,000th career rebound vs. the Clippers on Nov. 17…Season Highs: 42 points (at Sacramento, Nov. 10), 12 rebounds (vs. Charlotte, Jan. 5), seven assists (three times), five steals (vs. Phoenix, Apr. 6), four blocks (at Portland, Dec. 17) and 48:08 minutes (vs. Charlotte, Jan. 5).

2009-10 SEASON:
Started each of the 78 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 14.8 points (.450 FG%, .800 FT%), 6.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.03 steals and 29.8 minutes…missed four games due to injury…sat out two games (Jan. 29-30) due to a hyperextended right knee and a pair of games (Mar. 12-14) with a left thigh bruise…ranked among the NBA leaders in rebounds per game (39th), defensive rebounds (46th) and total rebounds (50th)…set single-season career highs in offensive, defensive and total rebounds, free throw percentage, steals and starts…led the HEAT in starts and finished second in points, scoring average, minutes, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, defensive rebounds and total rebounds…topped Miami in scoring 10 times, in steals 22 times, in rebounds on 16 occasions and in minutes and blocks 13 times each…scored in double figures 60 times, including 22 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high 11 times and posted a career-high 11 double-doubles…grabbed a career-high six offensive rebounds at Toronto on Nov. 20…hit a career-high four three-point field goals at Utah on Jan. 11…started for the Sophomores in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam at All-Star Weekend in Dallas and finished with 26 points, seven rebounds and two assists in 25:43 of action…Season Highs: 30 points (at Memphis, Feb. 19), 13 rebounds (twice), five assists (at Dallas, Feb. 20), four steals (vs. Minnesota, Feb. 23), three blocks (vs. New Jersey, Apr. 14) and 41:00 minutes (at Cleveland, Feb. 4).

2008-09 SEASON:
Appeared in 81 games (19 starts) for the HEAT and averaged 13.9 points (.472 FG%, .772 FT%), 5.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 24.8 minutes…missed one game (Dec. 12 vs. Atlanta) due to the flu…was selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team…was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for April after scoring in double figures in all eight games in April and averaging 20.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 31.5 minutes while shooting 55.3 percent from the floor…set single-season career highs in games played and field goal percentage…ranked second on the team in scoring average, points, games played, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds and total rebounds…ranked among the NBA rookie leaders in scoring average (5th), field goal percentage (5th), rebounds per game (6th), free throw percentage (8th) and assists (16th)…led the team in scoring seven times, in rebounds on 13 occasions, in blocks in eight games, in steals seven times and in minutes on five occasions…was the HEAT’s leading scorer off the bench a team-high 39 times and topped the Miami reserves in rebounds 37 times, in minutes on 23 occasions, in assists 17 times, in blocks in 16 contests and in steals 15 times…scored in double figures on 58 occasions (second on the team), including 16 games with at least 20 points…scored at least 20 points in a season-high five consecutive games from Apr. 7-15…scored 20+ points in consecutive games off the bench on Jan. 9 (23 at Sacramento) and Jan. 11 (23 at the Lakers) and became only the third rookie in HEAT history to accomplish that feat, joining Harold Miner (1992-93) and Kevin Edwards (1988-89)…recorded his first 20-point game in his third pro game (25 at Charlotte on Nov. 1), among HEAT rookies only Willie Burton (first game), Steve Smith (first game), Kevin Edwards (second game) and Norris Cole (second game) have done it in fewer games…his ten 20-point games off the bench in 2008-09 tied Kevin Edwards’ single-season record and rank second all-time for most 20-point games off the Miami bench…additionally his 28-point effort off the bench vs. Phoenix on Mar. 4 marked the highest single-game point total off the bench by a HEAT rookie and tied the second highest total for any Miami player…grabbed double-figure rebounds on eight occasions, including a career-high three consecutive games from Apr. 10-14…recorded eight double-doubles…had three straight games with at least 23 points and 13 rebounds from Apr. 10-14 to become the first rookie to accomplish the feat since Tim Duncan in 1997-98…hit a career-high nine consecutive field goal attempts from Feb. 12-18…his 11 total rebounds in the first quarter at Atlanta on Apr. 14 marked the high by a HEAT player in any quarter in 2008-09 and allowed him to record a double-double in the first quarter to go along with his 12 first-quarter points…scored a season-high 28 points and also recorded career highs in defensive (14) and total (16) rebounds vs. New York on Apr. 12…set a HEAT rookie single-game record for defensive rebounds with 14 vs. New York on Apr. 12…made his NBA debut starting at New York on Oct. 29 and totaled nine points and four rebounds in 26:59 of action…when he started at New York on Oct. 29 he was the youngest player ever to play in a game for the HEAT (19 years, 294 days old)…started for the Rookies in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam at All-Star Weekend in Phoenix and finished with a team-high 29 points, three rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in a team-high 33:10 of action…Season Highs: 28 points (twice), 16 rebounds (vs. New York, Apr. 12), four assists (twice), three steals (twice), three blocks (vs. Washington, Jan. 28) and 47:45 minutes (vs. New Orleans, Apr. 7).

NBA PLAYOFFS:
2010: Started all five of Miami’s Opening Round games vs. Boston and averaged 10.4 points (.449 FG%, .778 FT%), 5.8 rebounds and 27.0 minutes…was tied for the team lead in offensive rebounds and ranked second in field goals made and attempted and total rebounds…led Miami in rebounds once and steals once…scored in double figures three times…recorded a postseason career-high three steals in Game 5 at Boston on Apr. 27…2009: Came off the bench in all seven Opening Round games for the HEAT vs. Atlanta and averaged 12.1 points (.386 FG%, .765 FT%), 7.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.00 blocks and 25.4 minutes…ranked second on the team in points, field goals made and attempted, and offensive, defensive and total rebounds…led the HEAT in blocks on three occasions and in rebounds twice…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench five times and also topped the HEAT non-starters in rebounds five times, in minutes and blocks four times each, in assists on three occasions and in steals once…scored in double figures on five occasions, including one 20-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and posted a pair of double-doubles…recorded postseason career highs of 22 points and 15 rebounds (the HEAT’s 2009 single-game postseason high) in Miami’s Game 6 win over Atlanta on May 1 to break Magic Johnson’s record as the youngest player to collect at least 20 points and 15 rebounds in an NBA Playoff game, Beasley accomplished the feat at 20 years, 112 days breaking Johnson’s record of 20 years, 276 days…made his NBA postseason debut at Atlanta on Apr. 19 and totaled 10 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 32:09 of playing time, becoming just the fifth HEAT player to record a double-double in his first postseason game with Miami and the lone rookie to accomplish the feat.

HONORS:
2009-10: Was a starter for the Sophomores in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam at All-Star Weekend in Dallas…2008-09: Was selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team…was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for April…started for the Rookies in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam at All-Star Weekend in Phoenix.

COLLEGE:
Played one season at Kansas State University before becoming an early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft after his freshman year…started all 33 games for the Wildcats and averaged 26.2 points, 12.4 rebounds, 1.64 blocks, 1.27 steals and 1.2 assists while shooting 53.2 percent from the field, 37.9 percent from three-point range and 77.4 percent from the foul line…was named the National Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA)…received the Pete Newell Big Man of the Year award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)…earned unanimous First Team All-American honors from the Associated Press, NABC, The Sporting News and USBWA…was named to the Wooden Award All-America Team…was named as the Big 12 Player of the Year by the AP and the league coaches…was a unanimous First Team All-Conference and All-Rookie Team selection…established a school career record for 40-point games with three…set KSU single-season records in points (866), scoring average, rebounds (408), field goals made (307), free throws made (216), 30-point games (13) and double-doubles (28)…led the NCAA in rebounding average and ranked third in scoring average…led the nation in 40-point games, 30-point/10-rebound games (13) and 20-point/10-rebounds games (22)…posted a nation-leading 28 double-doubles, breaking the freshman mark previously held by Carmelo Anthony…led Kansas State to its first NCAA Tournament win since 1988 and averaged 23 points and 12 rebounds in his two NCAA Tournament contests…scored a career-high 44 points vs. Baylor on Feb. 23, 2008 and in the process set Big 12 single-game records for points scored and free throw percentage by hitting a perfect 15-of-15 from the foul line…made his collegiate debut vs. Sacramento State on Nov. 9, 2007 and finished with 32 points, a career-high and Big 12 Conference single-game record 24 rebounds, four assists and four blocked shots in 31 minutes…was a member of the USA Junior National Select Team that defeated the World Select Team at the 2007 Nike Hoop Summit.

PERSONAL:  
FFull name is Michael Paul Beasley Jr.…goes by the nickname “B-Easy”…his mother is Fatima Smith…has two brothers (Leroy Ellison and Malik Smith) and two sisters (Mychaela Beasley and Tiffany Couch)…his god brother is former NBA player DerMarr Johnson…is a childhood friend of Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant…lists his family as his most prized possession…his interests include cars, shopping and playing video games…chose to attend Kansas State University because of his relationship with one of the assistant coaches…is a fan of his hometown Washington Nationals…was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2007 McDonald’s All-American Game after a 23-point performance…also earned MVP honors at the adidas Derby Festival Classic and was selected to play in the All-American Brand Jordan Classic…earned 2007 USA Today All-USA High School Boys Basketball Second Team honors as a senior and Third Team honors as a junior…averaged 28 points, 16 rebounds, 4.5 blocks and 4.0 assists as a senior at Notre Dame Prep, helping lead his team to a 35-3 record and the inaugural Prep School National Championship…averaged 20.1 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.5 blocks as a junior at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA and helped the team win a school-record 40 games…averaged 28 points, 13 rebounds and 4.0 blocks as a sophomore at Riverdale Baptist High School in Upper Marlboro, MD…as a freshman at National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, MD he averaged 30 points and 10 rebounds…wears size 17 sneakers.

REGULAR SEASON CAREER HIGHS:
MINS:                                    48:08, vs. Charlotte (1-5-11)
FGM:                                    17, at Sacramento (11-10-10)
FGA:                                      31, at Sacramento (11-10-10)
3-PT FGM:                           4, three times (last: at L.A. Clippers, 12-8-12)
3-PT FGA:                           8, at Orlando (2-13-12)
FTM:                                      12, at Houston (1-30-12)
FTA:                                      12, three times (last: at Houston, 1-30-12)
OR:                                       6, four times (last: at Charlotte, 11-7-12)
DR:                                        14, vs. New York (4-12-09)
TOT:                                      16, vs. New York (4-12-09)
AST:                                      9, at L.A. Lakers (11-16-12)
STL:                                       5, two times (last: vs. L.A. Lakers, 1-30-13)
TO:                                        7, at Oklahoma City (3-25-11)
BLK:                                      4, at Portland (12-17-10)
PTS:                                       42, at Sacramento (11-10-10)

POSTSEASON CAREER HIGHS:
MINS:                                    35:38, vs. Atlanta (5-1-09)
FGM:                                     11, vs. Atlanta (5-1-09)
FGA:                                      25, vs. Atlanta (5-1-09)
3-PT FGM:                           2, at Atlanta (5-3-09)
3-PT FGA:                            4, two times (last: at Atlanta, 5-3-09)
FTM:                                     7, at Atlanta (4-29-09)
FTA:                                     7, at Atlanta (4-29-09)
OR:                                        4, vs. Atlanta (5-1-09)
DR:                                        11, vs. Atlanta (5-1-09)
TOT:                                      15, vs. Atlanta (5-1-09)
AST:                                      3, at Atlanta (4-22-09)
STL:                                       3, at Boston (4-27-10)
TO:                                        5, at Boston (4-17-10)
BLK:                                      2, three times (last: at Atlanta, 5-3-09)
PTS:                                      22, vs. Atlanta (5-1-09)