Michael Beasley remains determined to make a comeback in the NBA and he truly believes in his capabilities to compete at age 33.
In an interview with HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, Beasley said he got better playing the game from having the time to improve from the past three years of not suiting up professionally.
I’m better than I’ve ever been. The last three years, 100 percent, I wish I could’ve been playing basketball at some level. One thing that it’s done for me is it’s given me a chance to remember who I am, fall in love with that person again, and teach him how to play basketball and learn from what he’s learned over the years. These last three years, I’ve just been perfecting my craft on every level on both sides of the ball.
Beasley last played in the NBA way back in the 2018-2019 season with the Los Angeles Lakers. He had a chance to play the following season for the Brooklyn Nets within the NBA bubble, but his contract was voided by the league upon contracting a COVID-19 virus. Last year, he donned the Portland Trail Blazers uniform in the Las Vegas Summer League with fellow veteran Kenneth Faried.
The former no. 2 overall pick was a journeyman and had some lopsided moments as a player. As such, given the fact that many are receiving 10-day contract deals while he can still seemingly provide some serviceable production, Beasley has to be given a chance to prove himself once again.