In terms of accuracy, Beasley may not be on the same level as the best in the league like Seth Curry. However, he more than makes up for it with his volume and off-ball gravity as a result of that volume.
Despite being a 37.8% three-point shooter for his career, Beasley is an extremely dangerous perimeter player with an ability to bend defenses. His jump shot is very versatile with a quick release. His ability to get up three-pointers in a bunch would be a massive boost for a team like the Wizards who ranked 23rd in the league in three-point volume last season. Beasley shot 11.3 threes per 36 minutes last season, the second-best mark in the NBA after Klay Thompson.
Another advantage of targeting Beasley is his age. He is only 26 years old and has a chance to improve, grow with the Wizards, and be a part of the franchise for a long time.
Beasley was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers at the 2023 trade deadline. He struggled with shooting the ball, and eventually lost his rotation spot in the playoffs. This could be an advantage for the Wizards.
The Lakers have a team option on Beasley for $16.5 million for the 2023-24 season. After Beasley’s struggles and the Lakers’ other free agent priorities, there is a good chance they will not pick up Beasley’s option.
The Wizards can swoop in with a mid-level exception type of offer and lure Beasley to become part of their rebuild.