Former No. 2 Overall Pick Takes His Talents to China

His last appearance in an NBA game came back in 2019, his 11th season in the league, but now, the former No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft, Michael Beasley has signed to play the upcoming season in China. 

NBA Insider Shams Charania has reported that Beasley will sign a "7-figure deal" with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association.

The 33-year-old last played with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2018-19 season, where in 26 games he averaged 7 points and 2.3 rebounds in about 10 minutes per game. Overall, he averaged 12.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in his 11-year career.

Beasley was drafted No. 2 in the 2008 Draft by the Miami Heat, but he struggled with mental health and drug problems throughout his career in the NBA. He's hoping to turn his life around, and he has plenty of fans cheering him on to do well in this chapter of his career, and his life.