Pistons To Sign Michael Beasley

Free agent forward Michael Beasley has reached an agreement with the Pistons, tweets Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. His contract will cover one season and will likely be for the veteran’s minimum. He will be given a “legitimate opportunity” to make the roster in training camp, sources tell Charania.

Beasley appeared in 26 games for the Lakers last season, averaging 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 10.7 minutes per night. He was traded in February to the Clippers, who promptly waived him. He finished the season with the Guangdong Southern Tigers, and there was speculation that he might return to China if he didn’t get an NBA offer.

If he earns a roster spot, Beasley won’t be eligible for Detroit’s first five games because of a suspension that was handed down this week for violating the league’s anti-drug policy.

The 30-year-old was the second player picked in the 2008 draft. He spent time with the Heat, Timberwolves, Suns, Rockets, Bucks and Knicks before coming to L.A.

Beasley’s signing will bring the Pistons to the 20-player limit heading into camp next month. They already have 17 players under contract (14 fully guaranteed), along with a pair of two-way deals.

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21 thoughts on “Pistons To Sign Michael Beasley

  1. DynamiteAdams

    Could be a savvy pickup assuming Beasley plays with purpose after the suspension

  2. Jeff Zanghi

    Who’s “Smith” lol… the last paragraph says “smith’s signing will bring…” but doesn’t mention anyone names Smith… haha assuming it was supposed to be Beasley? or did I miss a signing?

  3. stevep-4

    Wow. They are grasping at straws. Maybe they get lucky but I think only Beasley did.

  4. Tazza

    I still think Micheal Beasley in an NBA player. He played 10 mins per night last year and averaged 7 points and 2 rebounds, that’s pretty good impact in small minutes. Detroit seems like an interesting place for him with Griffin and Morris at PF and Douyoumba and likely to get some minutes there too. Thought the pistons were more in need for a 3 such as Iman Shumpert or Jonothan Simmons.

  5. L Lawliet

    They should have did that last year when hr was released by the lakers! He could have helped their playoff push especially when blake got injured. I have a hard tine seeing where he fits in with this roster come opening night. He may cut ibto Svi playing time. Thats not a good idea! They should be trying to develop Svi.

  6. Tazza

    DeRozen for Drummond trade heard it here first. Pistons will split Griffin, Maker and Morris across the 5, DeRozen will play the 3. Spurs will play twin towers with Aldridge and Drummond and have Murray, White and Walker sharing starting roles with Mills and Belinelli having bench roles. Spurs give up DeRozen knowing he will likely opt out and start to go younger with its guards and Drummond is viewed as a long term 5 (26). Pistons get DeRozen and have him and Griffin led the team. Snell, Kennard and Galloway share SG/SF roles with DeRozen.

    • Tazza

      Wait and see, DeRozen is past it and Drummond hasn’t improved much in years. Both players if they get new teams get to prove they can step it up, both teams are probably in need of a mix up and if they both end up going wrong they are both on 2 years deals

  7. diller1340

    Doesn’t Beasley play the 3 just as much as he does the 4? Or am I off on that? If he can play most minutes at the 3 it will actually be a pretty good fit pistons need a guy who can get his own bucket when Blake is on the bench

  8. OCTraveler

    All Weed Team (criteria one or more arrest/suspension for weed)

    Coach: Phil Jackson

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar
    Klay Thompson
    JR Smith
    Michel Beasley
    Zack Randolph
    Rasheed Wallace
    Damon Stoudamire
    Iman Shumpert
    Marcus Camby
    Myles Plumlee
    Joakim Noah

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