Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Michael Beasley tests positive for coronavirus; had recently trained with Jon Kuminga, Isaiah Todd, Desmond Bane
By ADAM ZAGORIA
The Michael Beasley experiment with the Nets didn’t last long.
After Beasley signed last week with the Brooklyn Nets, news. broke Tuesday that the former No. 2 overall NBA Draft pick had tested positive for coronavirus, according to The Athletic.
Beasley had been training in Miami with a group of young stars, including Jonathan Kuminga, Isaiah Todd and Desmond Bane. The 6-foot-8 Kuminga, a native of the Republic of Congo who played last year at The Patrick School (N.J.), is due to announce his future plans on Thursday, with sources saying he will turn pro instead of going to college.
Todd committed to Michigan before signing with the NBA G League, and Bane is a former TCU guard who has entered the NBA Draft.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
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