Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley reacts to 12-game suspension due to violating NBA conduct policy
Malik Beasley of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been handed a jail sentence once the 2020-21 season concludes and now, the NBA is stepping in to give him a suspension for an arrest that occurred in 2020.
After discovering that he’ll be serving a 12-game suspension for violating the league’s conduct policy, Beasley shared his reaction to the news, via The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Statement from Timberwolves‘ Malik Beasley (@Mbeasy5): "I will take this time to reflect on my decisions. I apologize to all the great fans out there who have supported me during this difficult time and I promise I will come back very soon as a better person and player.” https://t.co/zJrShlbCtn
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 25, 2021
Even though Beasley made a questionable decision, he seems focused on correcting his previous mistakes. Though, only time will tell if Beasley can avoid creating headlines for the wrong reasons moving forward.
Earlier this month, Beasley found out that he was sentenced to 120 days in jail at the end of the season due to an incident that took place in 2020. The situation began when a family was house hunting in Beasley’s neighborhood, where Beasley took it upon himself to get involved.
Beasley was cited for pointing a rifle at the family, along with having marijuana on him. While Beasley was charged for threatening violence on the family, the charges involving his drug possession were dropped in the case.
The fifth-year guard is having a career year with the Timberwolves amid the injuries and COVID-19 issues with D’Angelo Russell and Karl Anthony-Towns. Through 33 games this season, Beasley is currently recording 20.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, and a career-high 2.5 assists per game.
With Beasley being handed a 12-game suspension, he won’t be able to return to the Timberwolves until March 27 against the Houston Rockets. During his upcoming 12-game absence, he’ll miss matchups against the Phoenix Suns, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Los Angeles Lakers.