Beasley says his new teammate is certainly no bust.
"I've really been at a down state in my career mentally and confidence-wise," Michael Beasley said. Then Magic Johnson called. My conversation with the newest Laker, eternally out there with something to prove: https://t.co/uurlhxLBaf
— Leo Sepkowitz (@LeoSepkowitz) August 9, 2018
Beasley, 29, is excited to join the Los Angeles Lakers and thinks the roster will mesh nicely next season.
Per Bleacher Report:
How much Lonzo Ball tape have you watched? What do you think of his game?
Beasley: “I’m a big Lonzo fan. I don’t understand how Lonzo gets so much criticism, averaging almost 11 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a block per game. Granted, his percentages were low, but you all think Russell Westbrook can shoot, and he’s got the same three-point percentage. (Ed: Lonzo’s was a tick higher last year.) Two years ago, Malcolm Brogdon won Rookie of the Year with 10 points and three rebounds a game, but now Lonzo is 11-7-7 and he’s a bust? I’m a Lonzo fan. I think if you just let him play and not worry about if he can shoot or not, I think you will see a player that knows how and wants to play a complete game of basketball. Same thing with Kyle Kuzma. I liked him in college but didn’t know how skilled he was until I played against him in the NBA. Josh Hart, same thing.”