Michael Beasley

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Named MVP of the Chinese Basketball Association in 2015-16 after averaging 31.9 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.0 steals with the Shandong Golden Stars
  • Named NBA All-Rookie First Team following the 2008-09 season after averaging 13.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game as a rookie with Miami
  • Won National Freshman of the Year, was a First Team All-American and was named the Big 12 Player of the Year after averaging 26.2 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game as a freshman at Kansas State

2015-16 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... Appeared in 20 games with Houston and averaged 12.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in 18.1 minutes per game while shooting 52.2 percent from the floor ... was the Rockets second-leading scorer over the final 18 games of the season, averaging 13.6 points per game ... scored in double figures 13 of his last 20 games played, including nine straight from 3/11-3/25, marking the longest streak by a Rockets reserve since Carly Landry from 11/20/09-12/16/09 ... had 30 points in 28 minutes off the bench at ATL on 3/10 ... second Rockets reserve with 30+ points in 2015-16 ... scored 20+ points three times ... recorded one double-double (20 pts, 11 rebs) vs. CHI on 3/31 ... had one DNP-CD.

PRO CAREER ... 2014-15: Played in 24 games (one start) with Miami, averaging 8.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 21.0 minutes per game ... had season-highs of 34 points and 11 rebounds at PHI on 4/15/15 ... missed one game due to illness and recorded one DNP-CD.

2013-14: Appeared in 55 games (two starts) with Miami and averaged 7.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game ... scored 20+ points twice ... shot 49.9 percent from the floor and 38.9 percent from 3-point range ... missed six games with a strained left hamstring.

2012-13: In 75 games (20 starts) with Phoenix, averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 20.7 minutes per game ... scored 20+ points 12 times ... recorded two double-doubles ... missed one game due to illness and three games due to personal reasons ... recorded three DNP-CD’s.

2011-12: Played in 47 games (seven starts) for Minnesota, averaging 11.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 23.1 minutes per game ... shot 44.5 percent from the floor and 37.5 percent from 3-point range ... scored 20+ points six times, including 30+ points once ... grabbed 10+ rebounds five times ... tallied four double-doubles ... missed 11 games from 1/8-1/25 with a sprained right foot ... missed eight games from 3/15-4/4 with a sprained left toe.

2010-11: Appeared in 73 games (all starts) with Minnesota and averaged 19.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 32.3 minutes per game ... scored 20+ points 32 times ... scored 30+ points eight times ... had one 40+ game ... tallied eight double-doubles ... scored the game-winning basket with 5.9 seconds left at CLE on 12/26/10 and with 2.3 seconds remaining vs. LAC on 11/17 ... missed seven games due to injury ... recorded two DNP-CD’s.

2009-10: Appeared in 78 games (all starts) for Miami, averaging 14.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29.8 minutes per game ... scored 20+ points 22 times, including 30+ points once ... recorded 11 double-doubles ... missed two games with a hyperextended right knee (1/29-1/30) ... missed two games with a left thigh bruise (3/12-3/14).

2008-09: Played in 81 games (19 starts) for Miami and averaged 13.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 24.8 minutes per game ... shot 47.2 percent from the floor and 40.7 percent from 3-point range ... named NBA All-Rookie First Team ... scored 20+ points 16 times ... recorded eight double-doubles ... missed one game due to illness.

PLAYOFF HISTORY ... (21 game, 5 starts) ... 2016: Appeared in all five games of Houston’s First Round series vs. GSW, averaging 10.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per game while shooting 47.8 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from 3-point range ... 2014: Appeared in four games for Miami during its run to the 2014 NBA Finals and scored nine of his 11 playoff points in Game 5 of the Finals ... 2010: Started all five games of Miami’s First Round series vs. BOS, averaging 10.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 27.0 minutes per game while shooting 44.9 percent from the floor ... 2009: Appeared in all seven games of Miami’s First Round series vs. Atlanta, averaging 12.1 points and 7.3 rebounds in 25.4 minutes per game.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER ... Played in 40 games (24 starts) with the Shandong Golden Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association during the 2015-16 season ... averaged 31.9 points, 13.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists en route to being named International MVP ... appeared in 37 games (30 starts) with Shandong during the 2014-15 season and averaged 28.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game ... was named MVP of the CBA All-Star game during both seasons with Shandong.

COLLEGE ... Early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft following his freshman season at Kansas State ... averaged 26.2 points, 12.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.6 blocks while shooting 53.2 percent from the floor ... named Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) ... earned unanimous First Team All-American honors from the Associated Press, NABC, The Sporting News and USBWA ... Named as the Big 12 Player of the Year by the AP and the league coaches and was a unanimous First Team All-Conference and All-Rookie Team selection ... Set numerous school single- season records, including scoring (866 points) and rebounding (408) ... Led the NCAA in rebounding and ranked third in scoring ... Posted a nation-high 28 double-doubles, breaking the freshman mark previously held by Carmelo Anthony.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Selected by Miami with the second overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft ... traded by Miami to Minnesota in exchange for two future second round picks and cash considerations on 7/12/10 ... signed as a free agent with Phoenix on 7/20/12 ... waived by Phoenix on 9/3/13 ... signed as a free agent with Miami on 9/11/13 ... signed as a free agent with Memphis on 9/25/14 ... waived by Memphis on 10/9/14 ... signed a 10-day contract with Miami on 2/26/15 ... second a second 10-day contract with Miami on 3/8/15 ... signed for the remainder of the season with Miami on 3/18/15 ... signed as a free agent with Houston on 3/4/16 ... traded by Houston to Milwaukee in exchange for Tyler Ennis on 9/22/16.

PERSONAL ... Son of Fatima Smith... has two brothers, Leroy Ellison and Malik Smith, and two sisters, Mychaela Beasley and Tiffany Couch ... God brother is former NBA player DerMarr Johnson ... childhood friend of Kevin Durant ... interests include cars, shopping and playing video games... is a fan of his hometown Washington Nationals ... named Most Valuable Player of the 2007 McDonald’s All-American Game ... as a senior, helped Notre Dame Prep to a 35-3 mark and the inaugural Prep School National Championship ... as a junior, helped Oak Hill Academy to a school record 40 wins.

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