Beasley drawing interest from Hawks, Suns, others

Michael Beasley signed a one-year deal with the Lakers.

Multiple teams are eyeing New York Knicks free-agent-to-be Michael Beasley, according to the New York Post.

Beasley, 29, signed a one-year contract with the Knicks before the start of this past season. He averaged an underrated 13.2 points and 5.6 rebounds in 74 games.

Per the Post report from Marc Berman, the Phoenix Suns and Atlanta Hawks are among the teams with an interest in Beasley.

According to an NBA source, the Hawks and Suns have interest in Beasley and both clubs have cap space. Beasley has a home in Atlanta and is said to be intrigued. …

At least five teams are expected to vie for Beasley, who made his enigmatic reputation disappear as a Garden favorite when he played for the veteran’s minimum ($2.3 million) last season.

Another team that could make a run at Beasley? No less than the defending champion Golden State Warriors, as Beasley and Kevin Durant are tight via their Maryland ties, as the Post noted.

The Knicks, of course, remain an option after hiring players’ coach David Fizdale.

“He definitely wants to come back to New York and play for Fizdale,’’ a source close to Beasley told the Post. “Fizdale is another plus. But it’s still a business.’’