The Houston Rockets sign CBA MVP Michael Beasley

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The Houston Rockets have signed former Miami Heat-man Michael Beasley to a league minimum contract for the rest of the season.

The 27-year-old is fresh off securing the MVP award in China where he posted sensational averages of 31.9 points, 13.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.3 blocks per night over 40 games.

Beasley was the second pick in the 2008 draft and the forward has continually threatened to evolve into a significant player throughout his tenure in the league.

At his best, the 6'9" Beasley has posted just over 19 points a night and just under seven rebounds. His career field-goal average of 45 percent is certainly an attractive trait and the Heat utilised his offensive capabilities from the bench last time he was in the NBA to the tune of nearly 9 points a night.

It's understood the Rockets have a team option on the deal for the Maryland-born star, meaning should Beasley impress upon his return to the league, the Rockets can opt to keep him for a further year.

The former Kansas State man was hot property after finishing up in China and reportedly passed on a lucrative offer from European heavyweights Maccabi Tel Aviv, as well as other European interest, because of his determination to return to the NBA.

In the wake of Ty Lawson's departure from Houston, the Texan's have made another addition in their backcourt, who - like Beasley - has also been playing in the CBA.

Andrew Goudelock was last seen in the States with the L.A Lakers back in 2013, but after a three-year sabbatical via Russia, Turkey and then China, the Rockets have handed the 27-year-old shooting guard a two-year-deal at the Toyota Center.

Houston will be aware of Goudelock from his previous endeavours with their D-League side Rio Grande Valley back in 2012-13.

The Georgia-native was named the 2012-13 NBA Development League MVP during his time with the D-League affiliate and he couldn't contain his excitement over his return to the NBA.

"I'm very excited. I'm very excited for the opportunity," Goudelock said. "I've waited a few years to get back in there. Little surprised I got the call, but happy and ready to help out the team."

The Rockets emerged victorious over the struggling New Orleans Pelicans last night to give themselves some slight breathing space from the chasing playoff-chasing Utah Jazz.

These additions from the CBA with NBA experience are smart, cost-effective moves if they get the players that excelled in China; particularly in the case of Beasley.

Following MVP honours, the well-travelled forward's confidence must be sky-high and the Rockets can use the extra firepower as they look to firm up their position in the Western playoff picture.

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