According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Yahoo Sports, the Milwaukee Bucks have acquired Michael Beasley from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Tyler Ennis. This move comes just one day after it was announced that Khris Middleton would undergo surgery for a torn hamstring – a surgery that could keep him out for the entire season.
Houston has traded Michael Beasley to the Bucks for guard Tyler Ennis, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) September 22, 2016
Beasley was the number two pick in the NBA draft back in 2008, but has never been able to translate his college success into consistent production at the professional level. This has led to him bouncing around between several teams, including two brief stints in a Chinese professional league. Beasley did show some potential after signing with Houston late last year – averaging nearly 13 points in 18 minutes per game for the Rockets.
Tyler Ennis was originally selected 18th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2014 draft, but was quickly traded to Milwaukee during his rookie season. In two full seasons, Ennis has struggled to find playing time, but still has enough potential to be a trade piece and could benefit from playing behind veteran guard Pablo Prigioni in Houston.