No. 2 – Malik Beasley
Malik Beasley will be an X-Factor for the Milwaukee Bucks this season. He’s a career 37 percent shooter from three and should be one of the core guys coming off the bench for Adrian Griffin on a nightly basis this season.
Beasley, though, is no slouch on defense, as he’s averaged 0.8 steals per game the last two seasons and will join a strong defensive unit with reputable names in Milwaukee.
The signing of Beasley helped solidify Milwaukee’s bench. The lack of bench scoring hurt them in the postseason, and Jon Horst seemingly had a goal to beef up the bench unit before the season started.
Beasley also fits Adrian Griffin’s prototypical player: a long guard who can defend and shoot. He’s joining the revamped bench for Milwaukee. That includes Robin Lopez, Cameron Payne, Jae Crowder, and MarJon Beauchamp, among other players.
In Milwaukee, Beasley should have more of a supporting role than he did in the past due to that sweet shooting he will bring to the table.
It’ll be interesting to see how Adrian Griffin employs his rotations, especially how the bench players will be. Beasley provides another floor spacer that will be a scoring punch coming off the bench.