Beasley is expected to finalize a contract Tuesday with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. It will mark Beasley's third stint in the CBA after he previously suited up for the Shanghai Sharks in the 2014-15 season and the Shangdong Golden Stars in 2015-16. Beasley averaged north of 28 points in both trials in the CBA and would likely become one of the top players on the circuit upon returning to China, so it's unsurprising that his contract is believed to include "significant cash," per Wojnarowski. Beasley's commitment to Guangdong is only expected to run through the end of the CBA campaign -- likely at some point in March or April, depending on the duration of the team's playoff run -- so it's possible he could still resurface at the NBA level before the regular season concludes in April.
Beasley was officially waived by the Clippers on Saturday, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports. Beasley was traded by the Lakers to the Clippers along with Ivica Zubac in exchange for Mike Muscala on Thursday. The Clippers were expected to waive Beasley following the trade, as Zubac was the primary reason for the move. The journeyman power forward will now look for a new opportunity with a team looking for quick offense off the bench.
Beasley, along with Ivica Zubac, was traded to the Clippers on Thursday in exchange for Mike Muscala, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. In a two-for-one deal, the Lakers opened up a roster spot for the buyout market while the Clippers acquired a young asset in Ivica Zubac. It's not exactly clear how Beasley will fit into the equation basketball-wise, and it seems possible he'll be bought out.
Beasley pitched in eight points (4-12 FG), six assists, four rebounds, three blocks and one steal across 26 minutes in the Lakers' 116-102 win over the Suns on Sunday. Beasley entered the starting five with Kyle Kuzma (hip) out of action and provided a serviceable, well-rounded line overall despite some shooting struggles. The veteran has been a solid contributor when given the opportunity this season, as most recently evidenced by his four-game stretch of double-digit scoring efforts earlier in January. Beasley's minutes are unpredictable when he comes off the bench, however, rendering him more of a waiver-wire option in deep formats for the time being.
Beasley is starting Sunday against the Suns, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports. Beasley will join the starting five with Kyle Kuzma (hip) on the shelf for Sunday's matchup. Beasley is slated to make his first start of the season and is averaging 10.5 points along with 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists over his previous 11 contests.
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