Timberwolves' Beasley Gets 12-Game Suspension For Role in 2020 Incident

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley has been suspended 12 games without pay by the NBA for his role in a threats of violence charge from September 2020.

Beasley, who is currently averaging over 20 points per game for the franchise, pled guilty in exchange for felony charges being dropped in the case. 

He must also serve 120 days in jail, which can be done either in the county workhouse or in his home after the season is over.

The 6'4" shooting guard was traded to Minnesota last February, then signed a four-year, $60 million contract with the team in the offseason.

His suspension begins Saturday, and Beasley will not be eligible to return to the lineup until March 27th against the Houston Rockets.