Michael Beasley has not played in eight of the Suns' 17 fourth quarters this season.
Beasley called his inactivity "discouraging," while providing a few excellent quotes. "If I've got to sit in a trash can at the end of the bench during crunch time for us to win games, then that's exactly what I'm going to do," he said. "[But] I feel like I'm playing pretty decent defense. I'm not grip pliers. I'm not going to clamp, but who does? The NBA is about scoring points." He is shooting under 39 percent from the field this year, but you have to love his chutzpah.