NBA Rumors 2016: Shandong Golden Stars’ Michael Beasley moving to Houston Rockets
Where Michael Beasley is going? For the last several weeks the rumors about him are doing the rounds and it is not going to stop till it is made clear as to what is actually happening.
Now there are reports doing the rounds that Michael Beasley may be moving to Houston Rockets. 27-year old Michael Beasley has been in great form and has worked hard to achieve where he has reached today.
The 6.9 feet Shandong Golden Stars’ Michael Beasley is expected to move to Houston Rockets, a move that will improve his stature in the coming days. Beasley averaged 31.9 points, 13.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, two steals, and 1.3 blocks per game, which was good enough to earn him the Foreign MVP Award. It was good enough to earn him another chance to show that he can be a productive player in the NBA.
Right now the team seems to be doing relatively good. Houston Rockets are sitting on a 29-31 record, which is good enough for the eight seed in the Western Conference. The team has a good chance, particularly with James Harden, at fending off the Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans for that final spot in the NBA Playoffs. The Rockets are keeping one eye on the playoffs and an eye towards next season.
Nonetheless there are many issues that needs to be tackled for the team to continue doing well. However, the future is a bit unstable for the Rockets. Harden is their centerpiece, and that’s the only thing that’s really a certainty. This summer, Dwight Howard has the option to become a free agent, and the belief is that another NBA team is going to overpay for his services. With the expected departure of Howard, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey have to find a new surrounding cast for Harden.
On the other hand when it comes to the back court, Patrick Beverley is a good player, but it appears he could be had if the right offer was made to the Rockets. Jason Terry is also a good veteran, but his future in the NBA is uncertain. KJ McDaniels hasn’t shown that he can handle more than trash minutes, so the Rockets aren’t banking on anything there. The release of Ty Lawson clears a headache for Houston.