Beasley returned to the NBA to play for the Rockets in early March after playing in the Chinese Basketball Association and being named MVP of that league’s All-Star Game in January.
Beasley had been with Karnes since 2013, but was without an agent last week.
A handful of players could be available to sign with NBA teams when their season with the Chinese Basketball Association has ended, including former NBA players Michael Beasley, Dorell Wright, Jordan Crawford, and Mar Shon Brooks.
Marc Stein: A clutch of NBA teams, I’m told, are tracking Michael Beasley as he nears a return from China.
Sources told that Beasley and the Rockets have agreed to a contract for the rest of the season at the league minimum, with Houston possessing a team option for next season.
reported last week that Beasley, 27, bypassed a lucrative offer from perennial European power Maccabi Tel Aviv, as well as other overseas interest, because he was determined to return to the NBA.
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.
Obviously, it hasn’t been the year we wanted, but winning this year continues to be the goal.” Fresh off being named MVP of the Chinese Basketball Association, Michael Beasley is headed to the Houston Rockets, according to league sources.So right now, we’re learning a lesson in these last couple games.”Westbrook, George and Anthony still are learning to play alongside one another.