Report: NBA suspends free agent Beasley for 5 games

Report: NBA suspends free agent Beasley for 5 games
By Reuters

08/08/2019 at 23:48Updated 08/08/2019 at 23:50

Michael Beasley, an unsigned free agent and former second overall pick in the NBA Draft, has been suspended five games by the league for a violation of its drug policy, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

His suspension would start whenever he signs a new contract.

Beasley, 30, played 26 games (two starts) for the Los Angeles Lakers last
season, averaging 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds, before being traded with Ivica
Zubac to the Los Angeles Clippers for Mike Muscala on Feb. 7. The Clippers
waived him two days later, and Beasley finished the season playing in China.

Beasley has played for seven NBA teams in 11 seasons since the Miami Heat
drafted the forward No. 2 overall in 2008 out of Kansas State. He has averaged
12.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 609 career games (238 starts).

--Field Level Media