Suns, Beasley Agree to Three-Year Deal
The Phoenix Suns have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent Michael Beasley on a three-year deal worth $18 million, according to sources close to the situation. The two sides met on Wednesday afternoon and reached the agreement.
Suns brass had met with Beasley over the weekend in Los Angeles, where the forward has been training since the end of the season.
The 23-year-old can officially sign his new deal on July 11, when the league’s moratorium ends.
The Charlotte Bobcats, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons had also expressed interest in acquiring Beasley either through free agency or a sign-and-trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Minnesota didn’t extend a qualifying offer to Beasley, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Beasley has been training in Los Angeles in recent weeks, doing two-a-days and adding muscle. Sources close to the forward say that he has already gained five pounds of muscle this summer, and he’s working hard to improve his post game and midrange jumper.
“After the 2012 season ended, a new season started for me,” Beasley told HOOPSWORLD in an email. “My goal was to improve the areas of my game that I know I could be more effective in. I knew the free agency process was coming around, but I wasn’t going to let that distract me. My mind frame is just get better and stronger.”
Last season, Beasley averaged 11.5 points and 4.4 rebounds for the Timberwolves.