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Rockets sign free agent forward Beasley

POSTED: Mar 4, 2016 1:13 PM ET

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— The Houston Rockets have signed free agent forward Michael Beasley.

Beasley, who was the second overall pick in the 2008 draft, spent this season in the Chinese Basketball Association, where he averaged 31.9 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.0 steals.

The 27-year-old last played in the NBA in 2014-15. He appeared in 24 games for the Miami Heat, with whom he averaged 8.8 points and 3.7 rebounds.

Beasley spent his first two seasons with the Heat before returning to Miami in 2013. In between those stints, he played for the Timberwolves and the Suns. He's averaged 13 points and 4.8 rebounds in seven NBA seasons.