By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley has been charged with fifth-degree drug possession after his September 27th arrest in his Plymouth, Minnesota residence. In addition, Beasley has also been charged with threat of violence.
“We are cooperating with the law enforcement investigation and will carefully review the discovery and charges in the coming days,” his attorneys Steve Haney and Ryan Pacyga said in a statement.
The restricted free agent was acquired in a February trade. This may cause teams to be leery of signing him.
He was acquired in a February 5th that involved four teams. He was traded with Juancho Hernangómez, Evan Turner, and Jarred Vanderbilt to the Timberwolves. Robert Covington, Jordan Bell, and a second-round draft pick went to the Houston Rockets.
Clint Capela and fellow big man Nenê (real name Nenê Hilário) were traded to the Atlanta Hawks. Gerald Green, Noah Vonleh, Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier and a first-round pick were swapped to the Denver Nuggets.
In September, he was arrested for threatening several victims, who were outside of his property in a car, with a gun. He was being a loud-mouth with the officers by yelling at them.
This caused the authorities to investigate his residence after getting a search warrant. Once inside his Plymouth, Minnesota home, they found marijuana, along with stolen property.
Beasley made 14 starts after the trade with the Nuggets. He averaged 20.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 33.1 minutes per game.
As a member of Denver’s young team before the deal was made, he was a reserve, as he appeared in 41 games off of the bench. He averaged 7.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game.
In his NBA career, he has appeared in 220 games, including 33 starts. He has a career average of 8.2 points per game with 2.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 17.4 minutes per game.
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