March 11, 2018, 5:22 pmMichael BeasleyPF, New York Knicks
Michael Beasley rejoined the starting lineup with the injury to Lance Thomas and notched a hollow double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds in Sunday’s defeat.
Beasley took only seven shots despite 30 minutes of playing time and had more fouls than makes in the first half. This type of effort won’t do him any good if he wants to become a permanent member of the starting five, and if he’s not taking shots with impunity then this line represents his ceiling. Points and boards are how Beasley’s bread gets buttered, and if he’s not being (overly) aggressive on offense then it’s just not going to happen in standard leagues.