Malik Beasley will miss 12 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves due to NBA suspension. The suspension begins Saturday and will run through March 27 provided no Wolves’ games are postponed.
Beasley was suspended, after pleading guilty of a felony charge of threats of violence for pointing a rifle at a family. Beasley will be incarcerated for 120 days, after the NBA season ends.
The Timberwolves scoring guard is on the midst of a career-season averaging 20.5 points shooting 40.6 percent from deep. He also grabs 4.6 rebounds and dishes 2.5 assists per.
With Beasley out, expect rookie Anthony Edwards to receive more minutes, while Jaylen Nowell could also see a pump up in his minutes.
Minnesota has the worst record in the league missing D’Angelo Russell already due to injury. With all the losing that’s going on, the Wolves are hoping to keep their first-round pick for the next draft.
If their 2021 pick fell off the top-3 of the draft, it will end up to the Golden State Warriors.