Eleven-year NBA veteran and former No. 2 pick Michael Beasley is returning to professional basketball. NBA insider Shams Charania reported that Beasley is headed to China for the Shanghai Sharks and that the deal is worth seven-figures.
The 33-year-old has not played much basketball over the last two years. He dealt with the loss of his mother and battled with mental health struggles. He spoke about it on The Pivot Podcast a few months back.
This will be Beasley’s second stint with the Sharks and his fourth stint playing in China. He’s one several awards and honors during his previous stints there. Those include a CBA Championship, a Foreign MVP award, being named to two All Star teams, and winning All Star Game MVP awards for both games.
The NBA vet averaged 12.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game for his career. During his 11 seasons, he played for seven different teams. He last played for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019. The other teams he played for include the Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, and New York Knicks.
Wishing him nothing but the best in China!