Michael Beasley signs one-year deal with Detroit Pistons amidst suspension
Things hasn’t been easy for veteran forward Michael Beasley lately. After being devastated by the death of his mother following a battle with cancer, Beasley had to take a leave from the Los Angeles Lakers to deal with that. In addition to that, the NBA has also imposed a five-game suspension for Beasley for failing his drug test last fall, as per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Things are looking up, however, as it has been reported that the former Lakers man has agreed to sign a one-year deal with none other than the Detroit Pistons.
According to The Athletic, the free agent has “legitimate opportunity” to make the Pistons roster. Beasley appeared in 26 games last season and has averaged 7 points and 2.3 rebounds. He was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers last February, but two days later, the Clippers waived him off. Later that month, Beasley signed with the Chinese Basketball Association’s Guangdong Southern Tigers.
The Detroit Pistons is looking out for a more solid offense this year, as they have also signed 2008 No. 1 draft pick Derrick Rose along with Beasley. This season, they hope to come back to the playoffs with a healthier and better roster by signing these two. Along with Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond, fans are holding their breaths and expectations to what the Pistons would bring to the table this upcoming season.