Ex-Laker Michael Beasley Finalizing “Significant Cash” Deal To Play In China


Ex-Los Angeles Lakers forward Michael Beasley is finalizing a deal with Guangdong of the Chinese Basketball Association, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Woj notes it’s “significant cash” for a short run of two months.

Beasley, 30, was waived by the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this month after being traded there from the Lakers. Beasley was apparently involved in a heated locker room exchange with Lakers coach Luke Walton following a loss earlier this year. He denied the altercation got physical:

“I’ve sat back in the past when stories have been twisted and misreported, but I won’t do that this time. I respect Luke and I respect this team. We are trying to win a championship together.”

Beasley also made headlines in January for attempting to check-in to a game wearing practice shorts.

Beasley was originally drafted No. 2 overall by the Miami Heat in the 2008 Draft. He has played for seven NBA teams and averaged seven points and 2.3 rebounds per game for the Lakers this season.