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Free-agent F Michael Beasley has tested positive for coronavirus and will not rejoin the Nets. The Nets will have the opportunity to replace Beasley's roster spot.
Beasley went home just a couple of days ago after contracting COVID-19, and he will not return. In his absence, the Nets are reportedly interested in signing Justin Anderson as a replacement, but it has yet to be confirmed. The Nets continue to be decimated by injuries and illnesses while trying to maintain a foothold on their playoff spot. Beasley may resurface again for another team next season, but for now, he'll be watching from outside of the NBA Bubble like the rest of us.
New Nets addition Michael Beasley has tested positive for COVID-19 and has returned home.
Beasley joined the Nets recently after many of the Brooklyn players decided to opt out of the restart. Beasley’s positive test may have been the reason the team decided to sign F Lance Thomas as a substitute. Beasley’s playing status at this time is up in the air. Once again, Jarrett Allen will see all the minutes he can handle as one of the only true big men on the Nets roster.
The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent forward Michael Beasley as a Substitute Player for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.
Beasley will serve a five-game suspension before he is eligible to play in Orlando. The Nets are down seven players and have brought in veterans Jamal Crawford and Michael Beasley. Beasley will play a key role off the Nets bench once he returns from his suspension. The 31-year-old averaged 7.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists across 26 games for the Lakers last season.
Shams Charania is reporting on Twitter that FA forward Michael Beasley is 'moving towards' signing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets.
Beasley is likely to become the second free agent to sign with the Nets after Jamal Crawford inked a deal with them earlier on Wednesday. It's not surprising that Brooklyn is looking to add some depth to their roster after seven members of the team will be out of the NBA restart, whether from injury or testing positive for Covid-19. If a deal is finalized, the 11-year vet should serve a valuable role for the Nets off the bench in Orlando. Beasley last appeared in 26 games for the Lakers during the 2018-2019 season and was able to put up 7.0 points per game in only 10.7 minutes a night.
Michael Beasley has been released by Detroit in order to bring in newly-signed Joe Johnson.
Beasley should eventually be able to find a new home, though may have a more difficult time doing so with his five-game suspension kicking in after he signs a new deal.