One day after announcing that guard Khris Middleton would be lost for six months with a torn hamstring, the Milwaukee Bucks made a trade.
The Bucks sent guard Tyler Ennis to the Houston Rockets in exchange for forward Michael Beasley.
The 27-year-old Beasley appeared in 20 games for the Rockets last season and averaged 12.8 points and 4.9 rebounds a game. Prior to signing with Houston, Beasley played in China with the Shandong Golden Stars and averaged 31.9 points, 13.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists a game.
Beasley was the number-two overall pick by Miami in the 2008 NBA Draft. He has career NBA averages of 13.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in 453 games with Miami, Minnesota, Phoenix and Houston.
The 22-year-old Ennis averaged 4.5 points and 2.1 assists in 46 games for the Bucks last season.