Malik Beasley

Malik Beasley

25-Year-Old GuardG
Minnesota Timberwolves
2021 Fantasy Outlook
In his first full season as a member of the Timberwolves, Beasley averaged 19.6 points per game, shot 39.9 percent from three and started all but one of his appearances. The problem was he only played in 37 games, as a suspension and a hamstring injury kept him sidelined for 35 of the Wolves' final 39 contests. When active, Beasley is one of the league's most underrated, high-volume three-point shooters. He launched 8.7 threes per game last season -- up slightly from the 8.2 per game he attempted in 14 games for Minnesota in 2019-20. The Florida State product is also a knockdown free throw shooter (85 FT% last season) who adds decent rebounds (4.4 RPG) and assists (2.4 APG) contributions. Beasley enters 2021-22 as a projected starter on the wing alongside second-year guard Anthony Edwards. For a middling team, the Timberwolves have several mouths to feed, so it's possible Beasley could cede more shots to Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, as well as Edwards, who thrived late in the season while Beasley was on the shelf. Even so, Beasley makes for a solid target in the later rounds of a standard fantasy draft. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $60 million contract with the Timberwolves in November of 2020.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Malik JonMikal Beasley was born in Atlanta in 1996 to Michael and Deena Beasley. Michael played professional ball in Chile, the Domincan Republic and Puerto Rico. Beasley attended Saint Francis School in Georgia. As a junior, he led Saint Francis to the state championship. As a senior, he averaged 22.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game. Those impressive stats got Beasley named Georgia's Class 1A Player of the Year; he also made the All-State Class A First Team. Beasley attended Florida State for one year before declaring for the NBA draft. His grandfather, John Beasley, is a movie and TV actor who appeared in the movie "Rudy." Beasley is nicknamed "The Mutant." He goes by @Mbeasy5 on both Instagram and Twitter. It did not take Beasley long to establish himself as the go-to scorer for Florida State. In his lone season with the Seminoles, the Atlanta native scored at least 21 points in his first three games and reached the 20-point plateau in five of his first six contests. Despite Beasley's individual success, it was a rocky season for the team. The Seminoles lost their first three ACC games and endured a five-game losing streak as Beasley struggled with his shot. He was held to single-digit scoring three times during the streak. The 6-foot-5 guard closed the regular season with 20 points in a win over Syracuse and scored in double digits over four games in the ACC tournament and NIT combined. Over the season, he provided 15.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while hitting 38.7 percent of his three-pointers. After the season, Beasley declared for the 2016 NBA Draft and was chosen by the Denver Nuggets with the 19th overall pick.

Blows up for 29 points in win
GMinnesota Timberwolves
November 25, 2021
Beasley closed with 29 points (9-19 FG, 5-13 3Pt, 6-7 FT), three rebounds, one block and one steal across 38 minutes during Wednesday's 113-101 win over the Heat.
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Beasley turned in easily his best game of the season, helping guide the Timberwolves to their fifth consecutive victory. Patrick Beverley went down with a groin injury, and given his history, there is a decent chance he misses time. Based on what we saw Wednesday, Beasley appears to be the biggest beneficiary, or at least he will be when his shot is dropping. For now, he could be worth a speculative add in 12-team leagues if you need a short-term scoring boost.
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Beasley was having a relatively modest season in 2019-20 with Denver, averaging 7.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.2 minutes across his 41 appearances with the team. However, things changed drastically when he was traded to the Timberwolves in early February. In his 14 appearances (all starts) with Minnesota, Beasley caught fire, averaging 20.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.5 threes and 1.9 assists in 33.1 minutes. He re-upped with Minnesota during the offseason, inking a four-year, $60 million deal. The Wolves also traded for Ricky Rubio, retained D'Angelo Russell and selected Anthony Edwards with the No. 1 overall pick. That means Beasley is not a guaranteed starter and could come off the bench in a sixth-man capacity behind Russell and Edwards. As a result, he'll likely struggle to reach the heights he claimed with the Wolves last season, but he should remain fantasy relevant.
Coming into last season, Beasley was ticketed for limited playing time off the bench with the likes of Will Barton and Gary Harris ahead of him on the depth chart. He had only averaged 9.0 minutes per game during the 2017-18 campaign, leaving him with few opportunities to make an impact on the fantasy landscape. However, the Nuggets dealt with many injuries throughout last season, which enabled Beasley to play in 81 games and average 23.2 minutes per contest. He really shined in the 18 games that he started, averaging 15.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and three three-pointers. While there were many positives for the Florida State product in 2018-19, Beasley's role may be reduced heading into 2019-20. Assuming Harris and Barton stay healthy, not to mention the potential emergence of Michael Porter Jr. as a rotation piece, Beasley will have to fight for a role on the wing. As a result, he can be avoided in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.
Beasley’s workload varied significantly last year, playing just 583 total minutes -- not giving him consistent opportunities to demonstrate his skillset. He did see 20-plus minutes on five occasions, however, averaging 8.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists. He put in a second year of summer league this July, looking especially locked in defensively (seven steals in three games). Beasley also averaged 16.0 points, but shot a worse percentage than during 2017 summer league. Considering the Nuggets’ lack of depth, Beasley should have an opportunity in training camp to compete for a backup role. However, it seems highly unlikely he turns Fantasy relevant.
After being selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Beasley found himself buried on the depth chart throughout his rookie campaign and played in just 22 games. He put together an average of just 3.8 points across 7.5 minutes, as he was out of the rotation for much of the season. Most of Beasley's time came in the formerly known D-League, where he averaged 18.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 16 games last season. That gave a glimpse of what the 20-year-old can do, though there's obviously a severe talent gap between the two leagues, so Beasley will have plenty of work to do to become a contributor at the next level. Beasley could see a few more minutes during his sophomore campaign, but the fact that Gary Harris and Will Barton still sit ahead of him on the shooting guard depth chart, likely means Beasley isn't going to play a huge role. That should keep him off the Fantasy radar in most formats.
Beasley earned a reputation as an explosive player on both ends of the court during his freshman season at Florida State, averaging 15.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game before deciding to turn pro. A foot injury limited his ability to work out for teams before the draft, but the Nuggets were comfortable grabbing him at No. 19 to add to the team's backcourt depth along with No. 7 overall pick Jamal Murray. The Nuggets are now among the league's deepest teams, particularly on the wing, so Beasley may have difficulty carving out more than a minor role off the bench as a rookie. Beasley profiles best as a shooting guard long term, but he projects to open the year behind Gary Harris, Will Barton and Murray on the depth chart and could be in line for some extensive time in the D-League.
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Scores 12 on four threes
GMinnesota Timberwolves
November 15, 2021
Beasley tallied 12 points (4-14 FG, 4-11 3Pt), eight rebounds, three assists and two steals over 24 minutes during Monday's 99-96 loss to the Suns.
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Nails six triples in loss Friday
GMinnesota Timberwolves
November 6, 2021
Beasley had 18 points (6-18 FG, 6-16 3Pt), one rebound, one assist and one steal in 36 minutes during Friday's 106-86 loss to the Clippers.
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Posts 11 points in loss
GMinnesota Timberwolves
November 2, 2021
Beasley produced 11 points (4-16 FG, 3-12 3Pt), six rebounds, two assists and a steal across 32 minutes in Monday's 115-97 loss to the Magic
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Team-high 18 points in reserve role
GMinnesota Timberwolves
October 31, 2021
Beasley provided 18 points (6-14 FG, 6-10 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and a steal across 27 minutes in Saturday's 93-91 loss to the Nuggets.
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Continues to struggle in victory
GMinnesota Timberwolves
October 23, 2021
Beasley finished with six points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes during Saturday's 96-89 victory over the Pelicans.
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