REPORT: Michael Beasley progressing towards deal with Nets
The Brooklyn Nets recently announced the signing of veteran guard Jamal Crawford as the newest member of their makeshift lineup heading to Orlando. As it turns out, they are not yet done bringing in some new reinforcements, with reports emerging that Michael Beasley is now close to securing a deal with Brooklyn.
This report comes via none other than NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium:
Crawford reached agreement with the Nets, and Beasley is progressing toward a contract to provide Brooklyn with two accomplished veterans in NBA restart. Beasley also has a strong relationship with Kevin Durant. https://t.co/Dau3PVhSJw
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 9, 2020
To be clear, nothing is set in stone yet. However, considering with how things have been going for the Nets as of late, it would not be surprising if this deal becomes official within the next few hours/days.
The Nets lost both DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie in the buildup to the season restart, with both players testing positive for COVID-19. Brooklyn are also still missing the services of their two superstars, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who are both fully expected to miss the remainder of the season in the Orlando bubble as they recover from respective injuries.
Needless to say, the Nets have a few holes to fill in their roster, and this is where guys like Jamal Crawford and Michael Beasley will come in.
The last fans saw Beasley in the NBA was in the 2018-19 campaign with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 7.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in just 10.7 minutes of action per night during the season. However, while he may be a far cry from his former self, he should still be able to provide at least some quality minutes for an ailing Nets side.