Michael Beasley has had a well-traveled career. Once the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 N.B.A. draft, Beasley was seen as a star in the making. Instead, he became a basketball vagabond, and by the end of last season, he had played for five N.B.A. teams along with spending two years in China.
Now Beasley can put one more address on his résumé. He has reached a deal with the Knicks, the team announced. It is only for one year, and it will be for the veteran’s minimum, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the contract. Beasley, a 6-foot-9-inch, left-handed forward, will thus make about $ 2.1 million.
The addition of Beasley fills out the Knicks’ 15-man roster. Beasley has always been a talented scorer — he averaged 9.4 points in 16.7 minutes per game with the Milwaukee Bucks last season — but has struggled to put together an all-around skill set. He has also damaged his reputation with several off-the-court episodes.
Beasley will join the Knicks one season after the top pick in his draft class, Derrick Rose, played a year in New York before moving on to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Beasley will give the Knicks additional depth in the frontcourt, which could become a factor if the team finally arranges a trade that will send Carmelo Anthony to another club.
Beasley’s deal was part of a busy Tuesday for the Knicks. They continued to remake their front office, announcing still more hires, as Steve Mills, the new team president, and Scott Perry, his new general manager, moved to further put their imprint on the club.
Craig Robinson, who is the brother of Michelle Obama, was named the vice president for player development and G-League operations, while Gerald Madkins was named assistant general manager.
Harold Ellis was announced as the new director of player personnel, and Michael Arcieri was named the director of basketball strategy. Each spent the past five years in Orlando, where they worked for much of that time with Perry before he moved on to the Sacramento Kings and then the Knicks. And Fred Cofield, a Knicks fourth-round draft pick in 1985, is also joining the franchise, as a scout.
The abundance of new executives has also led to other moves. Clarence Gaines Jr., formerly the vice president for player personnel, has been demoted to scout. He was the lone basketball operations executive brought in by the former team president Phil Jackson, and he was credited with recommending Kristaps Porzingis before the Knicks decided to draft him.
Meanwhile, Mark Warkentien, who had been the director of player personnel, remains with the club, although without his old title.
In a statement, Perry said that the day after he was hired, he “started a full evaluation of the entire basketball operations staff.”
“My first goal was to build up the highest-level front office in the N.B.A,’’ he added. “We are adding a host of highly regarded and respected basketball people to work with the Knicks to fortify the franchise for years to come.”