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Minnesota Timberwolves | #5 | Guard











6'4" | 187lb | 24 years

Player Bio


2019-20 NBA SEASON (Denver/Minnesota): Averaged 11.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 55 games for the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves… In 14 games for Minnesota, averaged 20.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assist in 33.1 minutes per game… Shot 47.2% from the field and 42.6% from long distance for the Wolves… Scored 23 points and set career highs with seven made three-pointers and 10 rebounds Feb. 8 vs. Los Angeles Clippers… Tallied 28 points Feb. 12 vs. Charlotte… Posted 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting Feb. 21 vs. Boston… Was 11-of-13 from the field, including 4-of-5 from long distance, in scoring 28 points Mar. 3 at New Orleans… Recorded a season-high 29 points on 14-of-21 shooting Mar. 6 vs. Orlando… In 41 games for Denver, averaged 7.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 assist in 18.2 minutes per game. NBA CAREER NOTES: Acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Denver Nuggets along with Juancho Hernangomez, Jarred Vanderbilt and Brooklyn’s 2020 first-round pick on Feb. 5, 2020 in a 12-player, four-team trade. In the deal, the Wolves sent Jordan Bell and Robert Covington to Houston and Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier and Noah Vonleh to Denver… Selected by Denver in the 1st round (19th overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft… 2018-19 (Denver): Appeared in 81 games (18 starts), averaging 11.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 23.2 minutes… Recorded 25 points, (9-13 FG’s, 5-6 3FG’s), two steals and one assist in 31 minutes Apr. 9 at Utah… Recorded 23 points on 8-13 shooting from the field and 5-7 from three and two assists Feb. 11 vs. Miami… Scored a career-high 35 points on 12-17 shooting from the field and 5-9 from three and had three assists Feb. 1 vs. Houston... Posted 22 points on 9-14 shooting, two rebounds and one assist Jan. 3 at New Orleans… Posted 22 points on 6-10 3FG’s and one rebound in 33 minutes Jan. 15 vs. Golden State… Tallied 21 points on 8-14 shooting and dished out two assists in a career-high tying 40 minutes Jan. 12 at Phoenix… Posted 23 points (8-15 FG’s, 5-9 3FG’s), six rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes Jan. 1 vs. New York… Tallied 21 points on 7-11 shooting and three rebounds for his first career back-to-back 20 point outings Dec. 28 vs. San Antonio… Registered 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes Dec. 26 at San Antonio… Posted 11 points, four rebounds and a career-high five steals in 28 minutes Dec. 22 at L.A. Clippers… Registered 20 points on 8-14 shooting, along with four rebounds and two steals in a season-high 36 minutes Nov. 27 vs. L.A. Lakers… 2017-18 (Denver): Appeared in 62 games, averaging 3.2 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 9.4 minutes… Recorded 10 points on 3-4 shooting and grabbed three rebounds Mar. 6 at Dallas… Tallied nine points, two rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes Feb. 25 vs. Houston… Posted 10 points on 4-5 shooting, two rebounds and three assists Jan. 3 vs. Phoenix… Registered a season-high 12 points with four rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes Dec. 8 at Orlando… 2016-17 (Denver): Appeared in 22 games (one start) averaging 3.8 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 7.5 minutes per game… Posted a career-high 17 points, three rebounds and three assists in 40 minutes in the season finale Apr. 12 at Oklahoma City… Had a career night Apr. 11 at Dallas posting 16 points, five rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes… Recorded 12 points (5-10 FG’s), two rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes Nov. 10 vs. Golden State… Appeared in 16 games (12 starts) for the Sioux Falls Sky Force, averaging 18.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists while shooting 46% from the field. NBA PLAYOFF NOTES: 2019: Played in all 14 games for Denver, helping the Nuggets reach the Western Conference semifinals, averaging 8.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 20.1 minutes… He recorded 10+ points in six games and 20+ points in one game… Finished his second straight 10+ point game with 11 points, five rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes in Game 3 May 3 at Portland… Tallied 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes in Game 2 May 1 vs. Portland… Registered playoff career-highs in both points (20) and rebounds (9) in a career-high tying 28 minutes in Game 3 Apr. 18 at San Antonio on 4/18… In his first career playoff action, finished with 10 points and three rebounds in Game 1 Apr. 13 vs. San Antonio.


Earned All-ACC Freshman Team honors as a first-year player at Florida State… Named ACC Rookie of the Week three times… Became the first Florida State player in history to enter the NBA Draft after only one season of college basketball… Averaged 15.6 points in 34 games while leading the Seminoles to the second round of the NIT… The third highest scoring freshman in the ACC… An All-ACC Freshman team selection by both the coaches and media… Honorable Mention All-ACC by the coaches… Ranked 15th among all ACC players in scoring, eighth in free throw percentage (81.3) and 10th in field goal percentage (47.1)… Scored in double figures in 30 of his 34 games… Finished second on the team in scoring with 529 points – the second highest single season point total by a freshman in Florida State history.


The son of Michael and Deena Beasley… Family is very important to Malik… Education and receiving his degree from Florida State was very important to Malik and his parents… His father played professional basketball in Chili, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico before Malik was born… Grandfather, father and mother are all actors… Chose Florida State over Maryland, St. John’s, UCLA, UConn, VCU, Oregon, Wake Forest and Georgia… As a junior in high school, averaged 19.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.1 steals in leading St. Francis to the state championship… Twitter and Instagram: @mbeasy5.