REPORT: Michael Beasley agrees to one-year deal with Pistons
Veteran forward Michael Beasley will be joining the Detroit Pistons on a reported one-year deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Watch Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 11, 2019
Beasley played for the Los Angeles Lakers last season and put up 7.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 26 games. Prior to his stint with the Purple and Gold, he had a decent 2017-18 campaign with the New York Knicks where he averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 boards and 1.7 dimes.
During the early parts of the 2018-19 campaign, Beasley was the Lakers’ starting power forward. However, he immediately found himself buried in the bench after he struggled defensively against bigger, bulkier opponents.
He then saw himself re-inserted in the main rotation because of the Lakers’ injury woes. Beasley had some great games back in January, but that was it. The 30-year-old scorer was then traded to the Los Angeles Clippers who waived him shortly after. He spent the next couple of months playing in China.
Last season wasn’t easy for Beasley personally, as his mother passed away after a long bout with cancer. With that said, a fresh start with the Pistons is something that he might actually need.
Beasley is expected to miss the Pistons’ first five games after receiving suspension for violating the NBA’s Anti-Drug Policy.
Beasley’s career didn’t pan out the way he had hoped, but he can still turn things around. His stint in Detroit is another opportunity for him to do just that.