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Houston Rockets Michael Beasley 2016 Highlight Reel

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Apr 27, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Rockets forward Michael Beasley (8) controls the ball between Golden State Warriors guard Ian Clark (21) and forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the second quarter in game five of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 27, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Rockets forward Michael Beasley (8) controls the ball between Golden State Warriors guard Ian Clark (21) and forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the second quarter in game five of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
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Michael Beasley began the season in China, but finished his season in a Houston Rockets uniform. He brought another scoring option to the court and offered plenty of highlights in his short stint with the club.

Prior to signing with the Rockets Michael Beasley  began his season in China. During his stint in China Beasley played for the Shandong Golden Stars averaging 31.9 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.3 blocks while shooting 37.1% from deep and 54.0% from the field.

Beasley played in just 20 regular season games for the Rockets but scored in double digits on 13 of those occasions. He had  games where he scored more than 20 points and in more than half his twenty games grabbed 5 or more rebounds.

Though Beasley had many highlights in his short sting 3 specific games stood out:

March 19th versus the Hawks Beasley exploded for 30 points along with 9 rebounds:

On March 25th versus the Raptors Beasley notched 21 points, 5 rebounds, a steal and 2 blocks:

And on March 31st versus the Chicago Bulls he netted 20 points along with 11 boards and 2 assists:

The big question moving forward now that Ryan Anderson has been signed is where and how Mike D’Antoni will utilize Beasley. His major advantage is he can create his own shot and is a capable rebounder playing either forward position.

SCS will update as free agency news develops. For now if you’re a fan who wants to follow free agency closely consider checking out my Free Agency Profiles for all 30 teams:

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