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Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas would like G/F Malik Beasley and F Juancho Hernangomez to be in Minnesota for a long-time, “hopefully, for the rest of their careers.”
Beasley and Hernangomez were acquired by Minnesota via a blockbuster trade in February that involved the Nuggets, Rockets, and Hawks. A former 2016 first-round pick out of Florida State, Beasley was seen as a potential 3-and-D guy in the NBA. In 3+ years with Denver, he never really got the chance to maximize his potential, averaging just eight points in 17 minutes per game. In just 14 games in Minnesota, Beasley showed he was capable of all-star type production, averaging 20.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 33 minutes per game. Both Beasley and Hernangomez are set to become free agents this summer, and Rosas would like to see both in Minnesota for the rest of their careers. Strong praise for both guys after just 14 games with the Timberwolves, but both should provide solid fantasy value moving forward as starters in a run-and-gun style offense.
Malik Beasley scored 21 points (8-20 FG, 4-7 3 PT, 1-3 FT), with nine rebounds, one steal, and one turnover in 32 minutes in Sunday's 120-107 loss to the Pelicans.
That's now four straight games with 20+ points for Beasley. He's averaging a whopping 21.9 points in 33 minutes per game with the Timberwolves, compared to just 7.9 points in 18 minutes per game with the Nuggets this season. He's been given an incredible opportunity to start in Minnesota, and fantasy owners that picked him up after his first couple performances with the Timberwolves are feeling extremely excited about the prospects of having him on their roster during the stretch run of the fantasy season.
Malik Beasley racked up 29 points (14-21 FG, 1-5 3PT), four rebounds, and one assist over 28 minutes of play Friday.
Beasley as been on a tear over the past three games, averaging 27 points per game. He should be added if available in all fantasy formats.
Malik Beasley totaled 24 points (8-14 FG, 4-8 3PT, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, and two assists in 34 minutes in the Timberwolves’ 115-108 victory over the Bulls on Wednesday.
Wednesday night was business as usual for Beasley, as he dropped 24 points on a relatively decent Bulls defense. This man’s play has been night and day since joining the Timberwolves, here are his averages per game since making the switch: 33.7 minutes played, 16.4 field goals taken, 8.9 three-points taken, 5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 21.3 points per game. Another random fun fact, if you were concerned about foul trouble impacting his results, here is some perspective; since joining the Timberwolves in games where he has had more than three fouls, he has averaged 33.3 minutes of playing time and 23.6 points per game. At this point, there’s nothing left to say; if you haven’t rostered Beasley at this point in the season, you are too late, as he is a must-start in all formats until he proves otherwise.
Malik Beasley totaled 28 points (11-13 FG, 4-5 3PT, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, and four assists in 36 minutes in the Timberwolves’ 139-134 victory over the Pelicans on Tuesday.
Beasley remained on fire this past Tuesday night against the Pelicans, as it was a perfect environment for his game. He extended his double-digit scoring streak to 13 games and did so at a high-level. He put on a clinic shooting 84.6 percent from the field and 80 percent from beyond the arc. Since joining the Timberwolves, Beasley has enjoyed feasting in his new role and has been offensively robust in his play despite playing alongside usage heavy D’Angelo Russell. He continues to show his high-floor and his growing ceiling; even though he is capable of putting up underwhelming performances from time to time, his momentum and overall success don’t show any signs of diminishing. He is a reliable source of high-volume value and should be rostered and started in all formats until shown otherwise.