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Bucks sign veteran sharpshooter Malik Beasley

The Milwaukee Bucks stayed busy in free agency by adding another proven piece.

The Bucks inked former Los Angeles Lakers veteran guard Malik Beasley to a one-year deal worth $2.7 million. Beasley entered the open market after the Lakers chose to decline his $16.5 million player option before free agency began.


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His stint with the Lakers after a trade from the Utah Jazz before last season’s trade deadline featured many ups and downs. He started in 14 of the 26 regular-season games with Los Angeles, averaging 11.1 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting 39.2 percent from the floor and 35.3 percent from beyond the arc.

Beasley struggled to garner playing time in the playoffs, averaging 8.3 minutes where he averaged 3.0 points 29.4 percent shooting from the floor, and 26.9 percent from 3-point range in 11 games. He went from a significant contributor to riding the bench in the Lakers’ deep playoff run.

However, Beasley could provide a proven 3-pointer shooter to the Bucks’ backcourt. He is shooting a career 37.8 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

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Beasley could quickly etch out a significant role in Milwaukee’s backcourt and could benefit greatly from playing alongside two-time league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. He can be a strong 3-point shooting asset that spaces the floor for the Bucks.

He has much to prove in the 2023-24 season in hopes of earning another lucrative deal next offseason. The 26-year-old can serve as a key piece that could help push the Bucks back into NBA title contention.

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