This season, Michael Beasley signed with a potential playoff-bound team, a team that fans expected to play well this season. Beasley signed with the Los Angeles Lakers along with other NBA veterans such as Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson.
Beasley is a 10-year NBA veteran, but his current stint in the league has come to an end. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, former Lakers forward Michael Beasley agreed to a deal with Guangdong of the Chinese Basketball Association. This is Beasley’s third stint in the Chinese Basketball Association. He played with the Shanghai Sharks from 2014-2015. He also played for the Shandong Golden Stars from 2015-2016.
Ex-Lakers forward Michael Beasley is finalizing a deal with …. Guangdong of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources tell ESPN. Short run of two months, significant cash.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 19, 2019
Each year, several players are traded at the Trade Deadline. Beasley was one of many players traded that day. The Lakers traded Beasley and Ivica Zubac to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Mike Muscala. So, Beasley and Zubac left the Lakers, but didn’t leave Los Angeles. However, Beasley did not stay with the Clippers, who waived him two days later.
At the start of the season, Beasley signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. He signed a one-year deal with them, but missed most of the season due to a personal matter. He averaged 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 26 games.
The Lakers were Beasley’s seventh NBA team of his career. He started his career with the Miami Heat, who drafted him with the second pick of the 2008 draft. Then, he played for teams such as the Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns and the New York Knicks. He also had two other stints with the Heat. Beasley has been with several teams and occasionally had great moments with each of them. He also had great moments in the Chinese Basketball Association. He averaged 31.9 points and 13.4 rebounds with the Shandong Golden Stars and won MVP that season. Beasley played well in the CBA and could do the same this season.
Beasley’s time in the NBA is over for now, but he’ll likely come back. His deal with Guangdong is for two months. He will play well for Guangdong, then could end up back in the NBA. Until then, Beasley should enjoy his time with Guangdong and show the talent he truly possesses.