No. 5 – Signing Malik Beasley
Many were very surprised when the Milwaukee Bucks inked Malik Beasley to a one-year contract worth the minimum this off-season. It seemed like the sniper could have gotten much more than that elsewhere, but Milwaukee’s management certainly won’t complain, as getting a player with a skill set like Beasley’s for cheap is a massive win.
Beasley is most known for his perimeter shooting, having hit 37.8 percent of his triples on 5.8 tries per contest. He’ll undeniably be tasked with bringing that marksmanship to the Bucks, as it would help if he could fill Grayson Allen’s role as a reliable and oftentimes open outside shooter. If so, he could put up respectable numbers with the Milwaukee Bucks.
While everyone is expecting Beasley to find his stride offensively, recent comments by Head Coach Adrian Griffin make it seem like the guard will be a big piece on defense as well, with Griffin saying that Beasley will be taking on the toughest assignments nightly. That might be a bit far-fetched, as Beasley has never been a strong defender, but perhaps he can turn a corner in Milwaukee.
If Beasley can be a respectable defender and a reliable perimeter shooter, the Milwaukee Bucks could have one of the biggest free agent steals in recent memory on the roster.