October 30, 2020, 9:25 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley has been charged with threats of violence and drug possession following his September 27 arrest in Plymouth, Minnesota, according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.
The details of Beasley's situation are still a bit murky, but it seems as though he was trying to protect his residence from 'a couple' during a parade of homes tour. Beasley allegedly pointed his gun, an assault rifle, at a family who was outside of his home. To make matters worse, Charania adds that Beasley was also hit with a fifth-degree drug possession charge. This is not good news for Beasley and, unfortunately, seems to be far from over.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
September 27, 2020, 3:06 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Updating a previous story, Shams Charania is reporting that Malik Beasley has been released from jail while Beasley's attorney states that there are no official charges at this time.
It had previously been reported that Beasley was arrested on charges of marijuana possession and receiving and concealing stolen property. We won't speculate on any legal matters but will keep you updated as more news breaks.
Source: The Athletic
September 27, 2020, 1:15 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic are reporting that Malik Beasley has been arrested on charges of marijuana possession and receiving and concealing stolen property.
Beasley was arrested on Saturday night and is still in police custody. His lawyer issued a statement saying, "At the time of the incident, multiple individuals were present at the residence. The allegations against Malik will be defended vigorously." Beasley, a restricted free agent, is expected to be one of Minnesota's priorities this offseason after blossoming following a midseason trade to the Wolves.
Source: The Athletic
September 21, 2020, 2:25 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves confirmed Malik Beasley will participate in their training bubble, despite being a restricted free-agent this offseason.
Free agents have trended toward skipping these training bubbles so Beasley's presence should be taken as a good sign he'll be returning to the Wolves next season. Juancho Hernangomez is also a restricted free agent but he will not be participating in the training bubble as he had already accepted a role in Adam Sandler's next film. That's not a joke, he is actually busy shooting with Sandler in Europe but would have joined the team had he been available, according to Wolves GM Gersson Rosas. Based on this news the odds are Rosas will try and bring back both players next year.
Source: Chris Hine in The Star Tribune
July 14, 2020, 10:44 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley was traded mid-season from the Nuggets to the Wolves and capitalized on the new circumstances he found himself in, starting all 14 games he played for the Wolves.
Beasley ranked 213th in 8-cat and 208th in 9-cat, but that doesn't really tell the whole story of his 2019-20 season. In 14 starts with the Wolves, he put up 20.7 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 3.5 threes and shot 48 percent from the floor. In his final 11 games to close out the year, Beasley ranked 84th in 9-cat. Wolves' GM Gersson Rosas plans for Beasley to be a part of the team's plans "for a long, long time." That's pretty high praise for a player who's only played 14 games for them. It looks like he'll be a must own fantasy player next season, due to sheer volume if nothing else.
May 3, 2020, 7:56 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
When asked about Wolves' long-term plan for Malik Beasley, General Manager Gersson Rosas replied that he wants Beasley to be part of the team "for a long, long time".
Beasley was an immediate starter once he landed in Minnesota and figures to remain a useful scoring option for next season. He will enter free agency in the offseason as a restricted free agent, and the Wolves should have a fair shot to retain his services by offering him a starting role. Over 14 games he averaged 20.7 points, 5.1 boards, and 3.5 treys on a .480 field goal percentage. The scoring will take hit when he is the third banana next to Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but Beasley will still have some upside as a late-round selection next year.
Source: Dane Moore on Twitter
March 17, 2020, 2:31 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic is hearing that the Wolves would certainly love to sign Malik Beasley to a long-term contract this summer.
Beasley has played great in the 14 games, all starts, since being traded to the Wolves, with averages of 20.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.5 threes on 48 percent shooting from the field. Beasley will be a restricted free agent this offseason, which means the Wolves will get the right to match any offer sheet he receives.
Source: The Athletic
March 10, 2020, 10:32 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley's streak of big games in a Wolves uniform came to a screeching halt on Tuesday as he was limited to scoring just five points on 2-of-11 shooting in a 111-117 loss to the Rockets.
Beasley's been one hell of a potent scoring machine since being traded to the Wolves and this was his first time to fail to score in double figures since heading to Minnesota. This poor outing should not worry his owners one bit. It was just a bad game and against a tough matchup in the Rockets. He should stay rostered with confidence moving forward.
March 8, 2020, 6:52 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley led the Wolves with 21 points, nine rebounds and four 3-pointers in Sunday's 107-120 loss to the Pelicans.
That's right, Beasley led Minnesota in points, boards and triples, adding a steal for good measure while shooting 8-for-20 from the field. He's making himself a ton of money on the RFA market this summer and should sail to the finish as a fantasy difference-maker.
March 6, 2020, 10:48 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley led the Wolves offensive effort on Friday, accumulating 29 points (14-for-21 shooting), four rebounds and a triple in 28 minutes in a 118-132 loss to the Magic.
Beasley continues to look like one of the best post-deadline pickups this season as he even outplayed D'Angelo Russell (5 points, three assists, five rebounds) in this one. The Wolves will be without Karl-Anthony Towns at least another two weeks so expect him to continue seeing a heavy dose of field goal attempts as we head into the fantasy playoffs.
March 4, 2020, 11:42 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley led the scoring charge in Wednesday's 115-108 win over the Bulls, scoring 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting with three boards, two assists and four triples in 34 minutes of action.
Beasley is thriving in his expanded role, much as he did last year when the Nuggets called on him amidst waves of injuries. He should be safe for standard-league use from here on out, even if this is almost certainly his peak. Fellow ex-Nugget Juancho Hernangomez is in a similar boat with a very different stat set, as he produced 12 points, seven rebounds, a steal and two threes tonight. We'll need to reevaluate everyone on the team when Karl-Anthony Towns returns to the lineup but until then, let the good times roll.
March 3, 2020, 11:38 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley was incredibly efficient in Tuesday's win over the Pelicans, scoring 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting (4-for-5 3PT, 2-for-2 FT) and adding in four assists and three boards in 36 minutes.
Beasley has been money since embracing a new role on his new team and tonight was a big one for the guard out of Florida State. He has had no problem fitting in next to fellow newcomer D'Angelo Russell, as they have coexisted flawlessly. Beasley has just about worked his way into the top-50 over the last two weeks and should be owned and started everywhere.
February 28, 2020, 10:32 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley had 17 points and four rebounds in Friday's loss to the Magic in 34 minutes.
Beasley had been great in every game he had suited up for the Wolves until this one, and he struggled with his shot a bit. He ended up going 7-for-18 FG (3-for-9 3PT) and did not make it to the free throw line. Expect him to bounce back on Sunday against the Mavs.
February 25, 2020, 12:09 amMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley kept on trucking on Monday with yet another great outing, dropping 21 points on 8-of-20 shooting with five treys, four rebounds and one assist in a team-high 35 minutes.
Beasley's role and production look carved in stone at this point, so his current run of mid-round value should be good to go ROS.
February 23, 2020, 9:28 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
On Sunday, Malik Beasley was solid across the board against the Nuggets, accounting for 17 points (6-of-13 FG), eight rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal and one block.
The Wolves were without D'Angelo Russell (rest) on Sunday and it is a little surprising that Beasley only put up 13 shots when his main competition for touches was Kelan Martin. Nonetheless, Beasley looks locked into minutes in the mid-30s the rest of the way, and should be good for 12-team value at minimum, with even more upside as long as Karl-Anthony Towns sits out.