Timberwolves Re-Sign Malik Beasley To Four-Year Deal

NOVEMBER 27: The Timberwolves have made it official, announcing today in a press release that Beasley has re-signed with the team.


NOVEMBER 20: The Timberwolves have reached a deal to re-sign restricted free agent shooting guard Malik Beasley, agent Brian Jungreis tells Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Beasley will sign a four-year, $60MM contract to remain in Minnesota, according to Charania, who reports – along with Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic (Twitter link) – that the deal includes a team option in year four.

After a strong breakout season in Denver in 2018/19, Beasley had his role reduced at the start of the 2019/20 season and was eventually shipped to Minnesota in a deadline deal. He had the best stretch of his career in 14 games as a Timberwolf, averaging 20.7 PPG and 5.1 RPG on .472/.426/.750 shooting, lining himself up for a nice payday as a restricted free agent.

There was a sense that Beasley’s recent legal troubles may complicate his RFA payday, but if those off-court issues affected his value, it doesn’t appear the impact was significant. He faces felony charges of fifth-degree drug possession and threats of violence after being arrested in September and recently had his parental rights challenged.

However, the franchise has supported Beasley through that situation, according to Krawczynski, who notes (via Twitter) that this new deal represents a “big show of faith.” It seems the Timberwolves still view the young wing – who turns 24 next week – as a building block for the future — he’ll join Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, and No. 1 pick Anthony Edwards as the cornerstone pieces in Minnesota.

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16 thoughts on “Timberwolves Re-Sign Malik Beasley To Four-Year Deal

    • He was very productive for 14 games following his trade. This is a big bet that Minnesota got the real Malik Beasley in that stretch. Before that stretch, he didn’t look like he was worth more than 15 mil over 4 years.

  1. imindless

    Didnt they just draft the kid from Georgia who’s are sg? And they have dlo? Strange allocation of funds.

    • mike.honcho

      For these low-tier teams, sometimes I think it’s best to just wing it a bit ……….. get the best talent, sort out things later.

      Gotta shake things up somehow. Even a far sight or sniff of that last playoff spot would be a big accomplishment for them this season.

    • The Human Rain Delay

      Bird in hand –

      With Klay down and the Rockets melting its all systems go in Minny now in the West – Exciting if you ask me

    • Ben T 2

      Supposedly Edwards is still growing and will end up fully capable of full-time SF minutes. I heard he’s 6’6″, 230 lb now.

  2. Simmons>Russ

    Should trade Malik Beasley and Jarrett Culver for Jerami Grant and Tony Bradley.

    Beasley at 4 years 60mil (15 mil per season) to play off the bench behind Anthony Edwards. Doesn’t make sense.
    TWolves have heaps of SGs in Edwards, Beasley, Culver, Okogie and Evans.
    Pistons just traded away Kennard, Thomas and Brown. Plus they have heaps of PF’s/C’s with Dedmon, Griffin, Plumblee, Grant, Douymbouya, Stewart, Okafor and possibly Wood.

    Instead now the Pistons get a SG which their team lacks and at 15mil is very tradeable in the future plus Jarrett Culver a former top 10 pick SG.
    The TWolves get Grant a shot blocking, floor spacing combo forward who fits that team excellently. Tong Bradley also would be a decent back up centre addition sharing minutes with Naz Reid.

    Makes perfect sense for both teams

    • gbaby11

      i’m guessing what will happen if they don’t do that trade is that they run either beasley or edward’s as small forward move either okogie or culver to the 4 and make the other 6th man

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