Lakers News: Michael Beasley X-Rays on Rib Injury Negative; Won’t Miss Time

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EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Michael Beasley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers is seen during media day at UCLA Health Training Center on September 24, 2018 in El Segundo, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Michael Beasley is not expected to miss any time after leaving Thursday night’s preseason game against the Sacramento Kings due to a right rib contusion, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.

Haynes noted Beasley underwent an MRI on Thursday night, and the results were negative.

The veteran also dealt with a head laceration earlier this preseason.

He did manage to stay in good health a season ago, though, appearing in 74 games for the New York Knicks in 2017-18.

Beasley used a solid performance in the Big Apple last season to earn a spot with the new-look Lakers. His 13.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game were his best averages since 2010-11, the former No. 2 overall pick’s third year in the NBA.

While with the Knicks, he shot 39.5 percent from three-point range.

Beasley was just one of many additions Los Angeles ma

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