NBA: 5 Former free agents who will thrive with new teams in 2023-24

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NBA players who will thrive with new teams – Malik Beasley, Milwaukee Bucks

Malik Beasley signing with the Milwaukee Bucks was one of the bigger surprises of Free Agency, considering he signed a one-year deal worth the minimum. Sure, Beasley was coming off a quiet playoff run with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he hardly played, but he’s still worth more than a minimum deal. The Bucks very well may have gotten a huge steal.

Beasley will instantly fit in with the Bucks due to his perimeter shooting. Over the years, this team has looked to surround Giannis Antetokounmpo with lethal 3-point shooters, and they just added one of the most productive in the entire NBA; Beasley led the league in triples made by a player off of the bench last season. Over the last five seasons, Beasley shot 38 percent from behind the arc on a hefty 6.9 attempts per contest. A player with numbers like that can certainly help.

Similarly to Yuta Watanabe, Beasley should get no shortage of wide-open looks due to who he will be playing alongside. If he can bury them with some regularity, his importance will only increase as the season goes on. For a player on a minimum deal, this is about as good as it gets for the Bucks. Beasley is looking to showcase his skills by taking a prove-it deal to play for a contender, and if he plays well, he could undoubtedly cash out on a deal next off-season.

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