Beasley signs on to join Nets as substitute player

The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Michael Beasley as a substitute player for the restart of the NBA season.

The Nets had vacant substitute roster spots after Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan and Taurean Prince tested positive for the coronavirus. Jamal Crawford will fill one of the other two vacant spots, a source told ESPN, confirming a report by the Athletic.

Beasley, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft, would have to serve a five-game suspension for violating the league’s anti-drug policy last April.

The 31-year-old last played in the NBA during the 2018-19 season with the Lakers, averaging 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 26 games. He was traded to the Clippers at the trade deadline and was immediately waived.

Beasley has played for seven teams in the NBA, including three stints with the Miami Heat. He also played for two teams in China.

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