Crawford, Beasley Sign On with Brooklyn Nets Ahead of NBA’s Restart
The Brooklyn Nets will be one of the more depleted rosters heading down to the Orlando bubble.
Between DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Taurean Prince, Wilson Chandler, and Spencer Dinwiddie, the Nets will be missing five key parts of their rotation – of course, Durant has been out all year rehabbing a torn achilles. With a need for extra bodies, the Nets made a couple of additions.
On Wednesday, the team announced that they have signed veterans Jamal Crawford and Michael Beasley, both of whom have not played this season.
Crawford, one of the most beloved players in the entire league, last played with the Phoenix Suns and scored 51 points in his final game with the team. Throughout his 20 year career, Crawford has averaged 14.6 points per game and has carved out a reputation for being one of the greatest sixth men in NBA history. Beasley, a former second overall pick, has been a bit of a journey man for the majority of his NBA career. It should also be noted, that Beasley will be required to serve a five game suspension upon return for violating the league’s anti-drug policy.
With extra bodies to spare, the Nets will now be able to survive what should be a short stay in the bubble.