Clippers officially waive Michael Beasley
The Los Angeles Clippers have waived forward Michael Beasley. The team announced Saturday that they are moving on from the former No. 2 overall pick, just two days after acquiring him from the Los Angeles Lakers. Andrew Greif of The Los Angeles Times reported the news.
Michael Beasley has officially been waived, Clippers announce.
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) February 9, 2019
Beasley, 30, appeared in 26 games for the Lakers this season, averaging 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds, while shooting 49 percent from the field in 10.7 minutes. The 6’9”, 235-pound forward missed a good portion of December due to personal reasons.
It is unknown at this time where Beasley could land, if anywhere. He will join a pool of recently-waived players headlined by Carmelo Anthony and Marcin Gortat.
Beasley has a salary of $3.5 million for this season.
The Clippers, who recently traded Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic,and Mike Scott to the Philadelphia 76ers for Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, a 2020 first round pick, a 2021 unprotected first-rounder (via Miami) and two second-rounders, now hold an open roster spot that they can utilize to add a player during buyout season.
Michael Beasley has career averages of 12.4 points and 4.7 rebounds, while shooting 46.5 percent from the field in 22.8 minutes in 609 appearances across 11 NBA seasons with Miami, Minnesota, Phoenix, Houston, Milwaukee, New York and the Lakers.