THE Brooklyn Nets can’t catch a break when it comes to their roster.
Shortly after the club announced the signing of forward Lance Thomas – their fourth and final allowed substitute player – reports surfaced Tuesday afternoon that fellow replacement player Michael Beasley has left the NBA’s bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Beasley tested positive for COVID-19.
“Nets forward Michael Beasley tested positive for coronavirus, returned home and his roster status is up in the air,” Charania tweeted.
Thomas, 32, last played in the NBA in April 2019 with the New York Knicks. In eight NBA seasons with New Orleans, Oklahoma City and the Knicks, Thomas has averaged 5.2 points and 2.6 rebounds over 18.4 minutes per game in 392 games (124 starts).
He played collegiately at Duke and was undrafted. He made his NBA debut in 2011.