Malik Beasley is a hot commodity in the NBA free agency market, and the Warriors would be in on it.
The 26-year-old free agent has attracted interest from the Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State, HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto reported Sunday, citing league sources.
As a 3-point shooter, the Warriors’ interest in Beasley makes sense. Spending time with the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers last season, Beasley averaged 12.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 81 games, shooting 35.7% from 3 points on 8.1 attempts per game.
Although he fell out of the Lakers’ rotation in the NBA playoffs, he remains a deal-breaker who could offer value on a cheaper deal. With Donte DiVincenzo and Ty Jerome reportedly leaving Golden State in free agency, the Warriors could use another role guard after trading Jordan Poole for 38-year-old Chris Paul.
Two of Golden State’s biggest decisions so far this offseason have already been made: the team promoted Mike Dunleavy Jr. to general manager and agreed to a new contract with Draymond Green. Still, they have yet to make a splash in free agency.
Could Beasley be the shot? Dub Nation will have to wait and see if the Warriors win the toss.
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