Malik Beasley Suspended by NBA for Offseason Weapons/Drug Charges

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The NBA has suspended Malik Beasley for 12 games stemming from offseason weapons and drug charges. Beasley was charged with pointing a rifle at a family vehicle stopped outside his house during a “Parade of Homes” tour.



Means for suspension

Twelve games is a considerable suspension, by NBA standards. But when you look at the charges that Malik plead down, before pleading guilty, you won’t feel bad for him. Scaring that family outside of his house was bad enough, but there are also accusations by Hennepin County that include Malik pointing guns in the direction of his young son and charges of guns being left in dangerous places around his house.

His wife, Montana Yao, took the fall for some of the worst drug charges leveled at the Beasley household. He repaid her by gracing the cover of tabloid magazines across the internet, holding hands with Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife, Larsa. The Minnesota Timberwolves then rewarded Beasley with a new contract this offseason, worth $60 million.

On the basketball floor, Malik Beasley has balled out all season. In doing so, he’s become a frontrunner for the NBA’s “Most Improved Player” award. He’ll be missed since the Wolves have been bad even with the former Florida State guard filling up the box-score.

With both Beasley and Russell still out, I expect heavy usage and (hopefully) growth from Anthony Edwards.



Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan