NY Knicks: 5 former Knicks to consider signing for playoff push

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Should the NY Knicks bring back Michael Beasley?

The Walking Bucket himself, Young Melo from the left side…Michael Beasley.

Beasley came into the league during the same draft as Derrick Rose out of Kansas and there were plenty of people back then who believed that he was the better choice over Rose…

Boy were they wrong.

Beasley, while never living up to his pre-draft potential or hype, still managed to carve out a nice little niche for himself in the NBA leading to a 13-year long career.

He spent one season in the orange and blue, and what a season it was.

During that season he played in 74 games and started in 30 of them.

Beasley averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists while shooting nearly 40% from deep.

He’s also had short stints with the Lakers and Brooklyn since but wasn’t able to replicate the same success he had with the Knicks during that one magical season.

All I’m saying is, if I had to choose any of these players to actually be brought back, it would be Beasley.

The guy cannot play a lick of defense, but then again, Obi Toppin isn’t the best defender himself either.

So if he were to get acclimated to Coach Thibodeau’s system quickly enough, come playoff time, I’d much rather a scorer like Beasley coming off of the bench for 10-15 minutes per game in relief of Julius Randle over Obi who can’t buy a bucket most of the time.