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Former Laker Michael Beasley in Trouble Again After Violating NBA's Anti-Drug Policy

SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 12:  Michael Beasley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers walks off the court smiling after he received two technical fouls and was ejected from the game against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of their NBA preseason basketball game at SAP Center on October 12, 2018 in San Jose, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Michael Beasley didn't even finish last season on an NBA roster, but even if he does sign for a team, he'll have to sit out the first few games of the year. Per Shams Charania, Beasley has been suspended for five games for violating the league's anti-drug policy.

Beasley spent most of the 2018-19 season with the Los Angeles Lakers before being traded to the Clippers for Mike Muscala right before the trade deadline. The former No. 2 overall pick was waived two days later and signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers in China.

Since Beasley is currently signed to a CBA team, his suspension would begin at the start of a new deal with an NBA team. Beasley still has the capacity to perform, showing off his scoring ability on a lousy Knicks team during the 2017-18 season.

In New York, Beasley averaged 13.2 points per game -- the highest mark since 2011, when he averaged 19.2 with the Timberwolves. He couldn't find his footing on the Lakers though, averaging 7 points through 26 games with limited opportunity.

The door shouldn't be completely shut on a NBA return for B-Easy. If a team is desperate for some scoring and has an open roster spot, they could plug him in right away. Well, after five games.