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.
February 21, 2020, 11:54 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley put up 27 points in 36 minutes in the Wolves' loss to the Celtics on Friday, adding four rebounds and going 4-for-8 from three-point range.
Beasley was good again on Friday and continues to thrive in his new threads with the Wolves. He is a must-own player at this point and should continue to play next to D'Angelo Russell in the backcourt as the season reaches the homestretch.
February 12, 2020, 11:49 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley kept it going on Wednesday, dropping a team-high 28 points with six boards, three dimes and five triples.
Beasley went 11-for-25 from the floor, which isn't a great mark, but he went 5-for-14 from deep which is perfect for fantasy owners. The main driving component for his value is triples and points and it's a good sign that he was letting it fly with D'Angelo Russell in the lineup. He should be owned in all leagues as one of the most reliable source of treys.
February 10, 2020, 11:21 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley may not have hit seven triples like he did in his Minnesota debut, but he still scored 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes in a 126-137 loss to the Raptors on Monday.
Those that stashed or picked up Beasley should be encouraged that even with D'Angelo Russell entering the lineup, Beasley was worth starting even without many shots. Jarrett Culver once again came off the bench, but did provide 15 points, three rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.
February 8, 2020, 11:20 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley drained seven triples and double-doubled with 23 points on 8-of-19 shooting and 10 rebounds in his Wolves' debut on Saturday.
Beasley got the start in his first game for his new team and treated the Minnesota fans to a show. Beasley won't be this good and the return of D'Angelo Russell will take some shots away from him, but he is a strong add in standard leagues given his new situation.
February 5, 2020, 12:35 amMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
As part of Tuesday's four-team trade, the Wolves will receive Malik Beasley from the Nuggets.
Beasley has been on the block for most of this season, with the Nuggets unwilling to simply lose him for nothing in restricted free agency. He performed admirably in an elevated role last season but has seen his playing time dwindle with Will Barton and Gary Harris both healthier than last year — down to 18.0 mpg and only 40 appearances. Beasley could've been a potential pickup in fantasy with a bigger role but that's unlikely to come in Minnesota, where he'll be battling for playing time with Andrew Wiggins, Jarrett Culver and Josh Okogie. The Wolves are said to be active on the trade market, however, so his situation may change yet again. Right now Beasley is only a speculative pickup in deeper formats but we'll see where he's at when the dust settles on Thursday. The inclusion of Shabazz Napier in this megadeal opens things up a bit more but he's only a low-end speculative add in 12-team leagues right now.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 5, 2020, 12:34 amClint CapelaC, Atlanta Hawks
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Clint Capela is headed to the Hawks in a dizzying four-team trade that sends Robert Covington to the Rockets, Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Turner, Noah Vonleh, Jarred Vanderbilt and Keita Bates-Diop as well as Denver's two first-round picks for 2020 to the Wolves with Denver getting Gerald Green and Shabazz Napier.
Capela will make for an intriguing frontcourt partner with John Collins. Capela's arrival all but snuffs out any viable value Alex Len and Damian Jones were holding onto. It's noteworthy that Capela has not played alongside a true scoring frontcourt threat, like Collins, so there will definitely be an adjustment period for both big men. That all said, expect Capela's marching orders to be simple. Focus on crashing the boards and blocking shots, which makes sense as those are his strengths. On the other end of the coin, he will see dips in his scoring. Overall, Capela's value should remain close to stable, but will be downgraded due to the Hawks' less than ideal fantasy playoff schedule.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter