According to Mermuys lakers assistant coach said, Beasley is one of the best pure scorers in the game today, and that the 29-year-old looks to play a big part for the team this season. Michael Paul Beasley Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
“Michael Beasley is one of the hardest guys to guard in the NBA,” Mermuys told Mike Trudell. “That’s just fact. He’s one of the best 1-on-1 players in the league. With his size and his scoring ability, he’s tough. Having a guy like that on your roster is always beneficial. You always need a bucket getter.”
Mermuys went on to praise Beasley’s talents, stating that his scoring prowess will be a valuable asset for the team.
“There are times guys just don’t have it going, there’s fatigue, there’s travel, there are schedule games that are a monster, there are back to backs,” the coach added. “There are so many things in the NBA where having a bucket getter is really valuable, so having Michael Beasley on your roster is a nice asset.”
Beasley’s career in the NBA was not that good, but he saw a mini-resurgence last year with the injury-plagued New York Knicks. Beasley took advantage of the opportunities handed to him and had his fair share of scoring outbursts throughout the 2017-18 campaign. Hopefully, this is the Michael Beasley that shows up in L.A. this year.