Michael Beasley Leaning Toward Playing In China?

Michael Beasley remains on the free agent market and his NBA stock took a hit when it was announced that he’ll receive a five-game suspension for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. With the suspension looming, Stadium’s Jeff Goodman (Twitter link) hears that Beasley is leaning toward playing in China this upcoming season.

Beasley has an offer worth approximately $5M from a Chinese team, Goodman writes. While the scribe doesn’t provide additional details, it’s almost certainly a team in the Chinese Basketball Association.

The veteran forward has had multiple stints in the CBA, with the most recent one coming late last season, after he was traded by the Lakers and released by the Clippers. He finished the season with the Guangdong Southern Tigers, the eventual CBA champions.

After being selected with the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft, Beasley spent just two seasons with the Heat. He was sent to Minnesota as Miami needed cap space to form The Heatles. He returned to the Heat in 2013 after making a pit stop in Phoenix. Since then, he has played for the Rockets, Bucks, Knicks, and Lakers.

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9 thoughts on “Michael Beasley Leaning Toward Playing In China?

  1. Danthemilwfan

    We loved him in Milwaukee. Great bench player. But yeah seems like effort is the key and he only gives that on winning teams but signs with bad teams for a little extra money.

  2. Jeff Zanghi

    to be honest when I heard he was suspended for 5 games for failing a drug test I was more surprised that it wasn’t his like 25th suspension than that he failed the test. The dude looks like he’s high 24/7. I saw him on a talk show last year on comedy central and it was painfully obvious the dude was stoned out of his mind for the entire episode lol.

  3. the dude

    These leagues really need to get over weed. I don’t even smoke and I think it’s fine

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