Michael Beasley signs in China

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Michael Beasley may not play in the NBA again this season. He has signed an agreement in China.

He has signed with Guangdong in the Chinese Basketball Association. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, it’s “Short run of two months, significant cash.”

Former New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley attempting a shot against the Dallas Mavericks
Michael Beasley attempting a shot against the Dallas Mavericks (Getty Images)

Beasley last played in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers. He signed a one-year deal with the team last summer.

At the trade deadline in February, he was traded by the Lakers to the Clippers, along with Ivica Zubac, in exchange for Mike Muscala. He was then waived two days later by the Clippers.

This season, he made 26 appearances, including two starts. He averaged 7.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 10.7 minutes per game.

The 30-year-old Cheverly, Maryland native returns to the Chinese Basketball Association. He previously played for the Shandong Golden Bears and the Shanghai Sharks. 

During the 2015 CBA All-Star Game, he had 59 points off of the bench. It was a record at the time for the most points during a CBA All-Star Game. 

When he played for the Sharks, he averaged 28.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.9 steals in 37 games. Despite Beasley’s success on the court, the team had a 17-21 record. 

He then signed with the Golden Stars on Sept. 30th, 2015. He had 48 points in the season-opener with the team. 

Beasley had 63 points, 19 rebounds, and 13 assists in the CBA All-Star Game. He won the All-Star Game MVP for the second straight year. 

In 40 games with the Golden Stars, he averaged 31.9 points, 13.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game. He was the league’s foreign MVP for the 2015-16 season.

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