Michael Beasley Suspended Five Games For Violating Anti-Drug Policy

Ruben Hill
August 9, 2019

Free agent forward Michael Beasley has been suspended for five games for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

In his first season back in Miami, Beasley was part of the team's fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals, in which they came up short to the San Antonio Spurs. Beasley then spent the remainder of the 2018-19 season with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Beasley, 30, played 26 games (two starts) for the Los Angeles Lakers last season, averaging 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds, before being traded with Ivica Zubac to the Los Angeles Clippers for Mike Muscala on February 7. If and when he does, he'll have to sit out for five games before suiting up. If he signs with a team, his suspension will start during the season.

This is a poor development for the former No. 2 overall pick from 2008, who now appears to be eyeing a return to China. Check out some of the instant reactions in the tweets embedded below.

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