Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley will probably be suspended for 12 video games by the NBA after pleading responsible to a felony cost of threats of violence for angrily aiming a rifle at a couple and their teenage daughter in an SUV final September.
Beasley, 24, stated in an announcement on Instagram that he’ll take time to mirror on his choices.
“I apologize to all the nice followers on the market who’ve supported me throughout this troublesome time and I promise I’ll come again very quickly as a greater individual and participant,” Beasley stated.
On Feb. 9, Beasley was sentenced to 120 days within the Hennepin County Workhouse on work launch or house monitoring.
The Timberwolves additionally released a brief statement after Beasley’s suspension was introduced by the NBA.
Beasley will serve the 120 days after the NBA season is over. An area choose additionally sentenced Beasley to a few years on probation that features no alcohol or illicit drug use and a lifetime ban on possessing firearms.
Beasley is having a breakout 12 months in his first season with the Timberwolves, pushing him within the dialog for the Most Improved Participant of the 12 months award. He is averaging 20.5 factors, 4.6 rebounds and a pair of.5 assists on 40.6 p.c taking pictures from three-point vary. The Florida State product was drafted with the No. 19 decide within the 2016 draft by the Nuggets earlier than he was traded final February and signed a four-year, $60 million cope with Minnesota in the course of the offseason.