Fresh off a good season in China, Michael Beasley has reportedly garnered interest from several NBA teams. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, he’ll likely end up with a contender once the Chinese Basketball Association ends with the Finals in late March.
A clutch of NBA teams, I’m told, are tracking Michael Beasley as he nears a return from China. Last seen in the NBA last season with Miami, Beasley has played his way into contention for a late-season contract back home after a strong season in which he’s established himself a 40-plus percent shooter from 3-point range while leading Shandong to the playoffs for the first time in more than a half-decade with a slew of gaudy numbers.
Beasley’s done the whole NBA comeback routine before, but his skill set is so tantalizing that it’s understandable why teams continue to take chances on him. Of course, talent has never been the question when it comes to Beasley; the concern has always been with his mental approach to the game.
If he’s honed that aspect and is indeed a reliable shooter from deep, then maybe it’s worth one more roll of the dice for a playoff team looking for a little more depth. Here are five such teams that could possibly benefit from Beasley’s services.