The Portland Trail Blazers are rumored to have interest in veteran forward Michael Beasley as NBA free agency approaches. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Portland is one of three teams that could be in the market for the 29 year old’s services.
Citing an anonymous source, Berman described Beasley’s market for this summer:
Beasley’s market value is an unknown after signing for the veteran’s minimum last summer on his way to becoming a Garden favorite. According to sources, Portland, Atlanta and Milwaukee could have interest. Kevin Durant lobbied last season for Golden State to make a play for Beasley, his buddy from Washington, D.C. The Warriors have discussed Beasley internally for the veteran’s minimum, but it doesn’t look like they will make a move.
Beasley has played for six teams since being drafted No. 2 overall in the 2008 NBA Draft. Last season, the former Kansas State standout earned $2.1 million, which would put him within Portland’s modest budget this summer.
In his lone season with the Knicks, Beasley started in 30 games and averaged 13.2 points per game.