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The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed on a one-year deal with free-agent forward Michael Beasley, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
Free agent Michael Beasley has agreed to a deal with the Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2018
Chris Haynes of ESPN reports the contract is for $3.5 million.
Sources: It’s a one-year, $3.5 million deal. https://t.co/jnOE9JOUPw
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 20, 2018
The 6-foot-9, 235-pound left-hander averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 22.3 minutes in 74 games (30 starts) for the New York Knicks last season.
The 29-year-old 10-year NBA veteran shot 50.7 percent from the field last season, 39.5 percent from beyond the 3-point line and 78.0 percent from the free-throw line.
Beasley was selected with the second overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft out of Kansas State by the Miami Heat, with whom he’s played four seasons in two tours. He has also played two seasons with Minnesota, and one apiece with Phoenix, Milwaukee, Houston and New York.