There are some trade rumors looming about the Lakers of a three-team trade where Michael Beasley would go to the Lakers, Jamal Crawford would go to Minnesota, and Luke Ridnour and a Lakers first round pick would go to Portland.
Here are a handful of statistics that indicate that Michael Beasley should not go to the Lakers:
- Win Shares/48: .057
- Wins Produced/48: .024
- Despite those terrible stats, Usage Rate: 24.7
- True Shooting Percentage: 51.1% (2oth in the league is Danilo Gallinari at 57.7%)
- Effective Field Goal Percentage: 49.3% (2oth in the league is Kevin Garnett at 51.9%)
Here are some other reasons:
6. Matt Barnes with those same metrics:
- Win Shares/48: .141
- Wins Produced/48: .189
- Usage Rate: 16.4
- True Shooting Percentage: 54.1%
- Effective Field Goal Percentage: 48.3%
Even though his Effective Field Goal Percentage is slightly worse, the other numbers indicate that he is a lower-volume, higher-efficiency, significantly better, cheaper option at small forward. And Kupchak wants to surrender a first round pick for Beasley? Aye!
7. Kobe Bryant is a Laker.
All you need to know about this is Kobe has a gawdy Usage Rate of 37.3. Um….do you need another high-volume shooter?
8. Michael Beasley has had his issues.
I don’t know, but Beas has had his run-ins with the law, and I’m not certain that he’s rehabbed his image yet.
All in all, the Lake Show should not acquire Michael Beasley, period.