Rockets trade Michael Beasley to Bucks for Tyler Ennis

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  1. RedRedemption

    RedRedemption Contributing Member

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    Obvious trade. Beasley would have been an UFA next season and Rockets would almost be guaranteed to be letting him go for free.

    Not only that, but I imagine his trade value is probably at its peak right now. Sad, but Beas didn't move the needle enough to keep him for a contention run this season. :(
     
  2. MadMaxwell

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    but we still have Brewer..........
     
  3. ABforPresident

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    Hate this move... Beasley was the man, he was the Beas knees!
     
  4. glimmertwins

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    The trading(or cutting) season is still young. Patience, Padawan...
     
  5. saleem

    saleem Contributing Member

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    No one wants him.
     
  6. Snow Villiers

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  7. True Rocket

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    I liked Beasley. We need all the help we can get at the PG position.
     
  8. calbear

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    http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/sto...cks-houston-rockets-trade-michael-beasley-nba

    The Deal

    Bucks get: Forward Michael Beasley

    Rockets get: Guard Tyler Ennis

    Milwaukee Bucks: C
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    Less than 24 hours after news broke that Bucks wing Khris Middleton is expected out six months after surgery to repair a torn hamstring, Milwaukee responded with a trade to add wing depth. The specific choice of replacement is surprising.

    There's probably a place for Beasley in the league as a source of instant offense, and he's coming off an impressive 20-game stint in Houston (after previously playing in the Chinese Basketball Association) that saw him average a career-high 25.3 points per 36 minutes while shooting a career-best 53.1 percent on 2-point attempts.

    Looking at the Bucks roster sans Middleton, however, shot creation didn't seem to be their biggest need. In the starting lineup,Jabari Parker figured to pick up some of the plays Middleton was previously using as he stepped into a larger role. (Already, Parker's usage went from 18.6 percent of the team's plays before the All-Star break to 23.9 percent afterward with improved efficiency.) And Greg Monroe figured to be the offensive focal point of the second unit, presuming he'd continue coming off the bench as he did late in 2015-16.

    Instead, the greater concern for Milwaukee appeared to be losing Middleton's shooting ability. He made a team-high 143 3-pointers last season, and during the offseason the Bucks had already lost their other two players with more than 50 made 3s, Jerryd Bayless and O.J. Mayo. Milwaukee did add quality shooters in Matthew Dellavedova and Mirza Teletovic via free agency, but those players aren't really wings who would step in for Middleton.

    Three-point shooting isn't Beasley's game. While he's made as many as 60 triples in a season (in 2010-11 for Minnesota), he's a career 34.3 percent shooter. Nor is defense, the other key element the Bucks lose with Middleton's injury. So it's hard to see Beasley slotting well into a small role for the Bucks.

    The upside for the Bucks is they didn't give up much to get Beasley. Ennis was at best third on the depth chart at point guard behind Dellavedova and Michael Carter-Williams, and Jason Terry and rookie Malcolm Brogdon can slide over to the position. There was a realistic chance Milwaukee turned down the fourth-year option on Ennis' rookie contract, which would have functionally ended his Bucks career.

    Presuming Milwaukee doesn't consider the hole on the wing filled and continues to search for other solutions, this is a reasonable low-cost bet. If it's the end of that search, that could be a problem for the Bucks.

    Houston Rockets: B-
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    The Rockets signed Beasley for the veteran's minimum in March, tacking on a second season that became guaranteed over the summer. From that perspective, flipping him for a recent first-round pick is a solid outcome. Houston will have training camp and the preseason to see how Ennis fits in Mike D'Antoni's offense before facing a decision on whether to pick up his 2017-18 option.

    An undersized defender who's not an accomplished NBA 3-point shooter (he's shot 30.5 percent on 82 attempts), Ennis doesn't really fit the mold of point guards the Rockets have put next to James Harden. So the best-case scenario for him in Houston might be developing into a solid complement to Eric Gordon in the backcourt when Harden is on the bench.

    Getting to that point will require Ennis to show more playmaking ability. He's handed out just 5.7 assists per 36 minutes over his first two seasons and has struggled to finish when he's gotten to the basket, validating concerns from scouts that he wasn't athletic enough to succeed against NBA opponents.

    But Ennis just recently turned 22, so it's certainly possible he could break through in a system more favorable for point guards.
     
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  9. Raz

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    Beasley's numbers were fool's gold, he can't defend anyone in this league. With Anderson, Harrell and hopefully Motiejunas plus potentially Ariza seeing some minutes at Power Forward, we didn't need him. We just traded a China veteran for a 2014 First Round Pick in his Rookie Contract and people get mad.

    Classic gamble move by Morey, low-risk high-regard. I like it.
     
  10. sugrlndkid

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    IMO there is a high likelyhood that the Rockets get Landry back...Just a feeling after Morey shipped Beasley...This really shouldnt have much bearing on Dmo...
     
  11. Rocket_Man_2.0

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    What an awful trade...Beasley was our 2nd go to scorer! Beasley was going to explode this season...this new guy can't even shoot!!:mad: Have people forgotten our scoring troubles last season...if Gordon gets injured which is highly likely. Harden will be a one man show again ..we need as much scoring depth as we can get. Thumbs down!o_O
     
  12. Tomstro

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    Stupid trade. I expect stupid moves from our stupid front office.
     
  13. DeathStar

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    Solid trade. I expect solid moves from our solid front office.
     
  14. alethios

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    I wonder what number he will get, because he can kiss #11 goodbye.
     
  15. dockerland

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    Nothing you can really hate with this trade, we should have more options to score this year with the FA signings and can take a look at a young PG which is still a weakness.
     
  16. scolandry1

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    He'll be all right. #Wordapp
     
  17. Rockets025

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    Idk how I feel. It was nice having someone we could count on if harden was cold
     
  18. baller4life315

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    LOL at the people having a temper tantrum over this deal.

    We need a capable backup PG 100x more than we need a one-dimensional chucker reserve forward. Especially, if the plan is to balance the roster out and finally bring D-Mo back.

    Plus, look at it this way: Ennis, at age 22, gets to essentially be the draft pick we never got.
     
  19. Genesis

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    Aren't you forgetting our free agent acquisitions this past summer? ;)
     
  20. Rocket_Man_2.0

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    Our injury prone free agent acquisitions...I didn't forget! This new guy is not a scorer...and that's what Rockets need..guys who can put the ball in the basket...who can create their own shot if given the ball.
     
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