Dane Moore: A source within the league told me a suspension for Malik Beasley is “likely” in response to his arrest this fall. Asked today about whether Beasley might be facing a suspension, Gersson Rosas said “it’s an ongoing process” that Beasley and the team have fully cooperated with.
Darren Wolfson: One point of clarification: I am told that Montana Yao is Malik's significant other. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office clearly notes wife. But told by others that best route is to go with significant other. #Timberwolves
Beasley was released Sunday, and the case is currently part of an open investigation, according to Plymouth police. Beasley is a restricted free agent and Rosas has said prior to Beasley's arrest that Beasley is in the team’s long-term plans. “Malik is family, and we talk about family. It’s not only when it’s easy and good but when it’s hard and tough,” Rosas said. “We’ve put a statement out and to be fair we’re letting the legal process run its course and gathering as much information as possible.”
The Wolves traded for Beasley, 23, from the Nuggets in February, and have high hopes for re-signing him as a key piece of the franchise moving forward. He is not participating in the team’s current group workouts, but did post to social media Monday while working out in Wolves gear. “I don’t think anybody wants to go through what’s happened here …” Rosas said. “He’s family. We’re going to support him. We’re going to do the best that we can. But he’s got some things he’s got to take care of. The legal process has some things that have to be processed and we’ll go from there, but we’re a family and we work through things together.”
Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley was arrested Saturday night in Plymouth on charges of possession of narcotics and receiving and/or concealing stolen property, according to Plymouth police. Beasley was released from jail Sunday but the investigation into the incident is still open, according to Plymouth police Sgt. Jeff Stimac.
According to a news release from Plymouth police, officers were called after someone reported a weapons offense after stopping their car in front of a residence in Plymouth. While stopped, a suspect came out, tapped on the window of the car and pointed a gun at them, telling them to get off the property. As the car drove away, the suspect held the gun up to his shoulder, pointing it at the car, the release said. Police then established a perimeter to try and locate the suspect. Police noticed the smell of marijuana as well.
While the police had the perimeter set up, a car attempted to leave and police stopped the car. Three occupants in the car were detained and later released. There was another male, who identified himself as the owner of the property, outside yelling at officers. Officers obtained a warrant to search the residence and found narcotics and "numerous" guns, one of which was stolen, according to the release.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley has been released from jail after being held in custody on allegations of marijuana possession and receiving and concealing stolen weapons, his attorney Steven Haney told The Athletic. There are no official charges at this time, Haney told The Athletic.
Christopher Hine: Plymouth police are expected to issue a press release, according to director of public safety Mike Goldstein.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley has been arrested on charges of marijuana possession and receiving and concealing stolen property, The Athletic has learned. Police arrived at Beasley’s home in Plymouth, Minnesota, on Saturday night and took the 23-year-old into custody. Beasley was being held without bail at Hennepin County Jail until he sees a judge, which could be another 24 hours, sources said.
“We are aware of the situation involving Malik Beasley and are in the process of gathering information at this time,” the Timberwolves said in a statement issued Sunday morning. Steve Haney, Beasley’s attorney released the following statement to The Athletic: “At the time of the incident, multiple individuals were present at the residence. The allegations against Malik will be defended vigorously.”
According to a source, police have received multiple trespassing complaints on Beasley’s home in the past. The Timberwolves are holding a three-week, voluntary camp at their practice facility in Minneapolis, which was granted by the NBA to the eight teams that did not qualify for the Orlando bubble. Beasley participated in individual workouts in the first week of the camp, but was not with the team last week when they opened five-on-five, group workouts.
January 28, 2021 | 2:10 am EST Update
Fred Katz: Here is the single most important Bradley Beal quote from his postgame session today. Amidst all the trade talk, he said this: “It’s tough. We wanna win. I wanna win. This is why I stayed. I wanna win (here). I figure this is the place I can get it done.”
ESPN Stats: Bradley Beal scored 47 points tonight in a loss to the Pelicans. It’s his 10th straight loss when recording at least 40 points. Beal is the first player in NBA history to lose 10 straight 40-point games h/t @EliasSports
Washington’s second-half schedule might not be as jam-packed as first thought, after the NBA said Wednesday it was rescheduling some Wizards games after a half-dozen of their contests were postponed in recent weeks for virus-related reasons. Portland will now visit Washington on Tuesday, a game that was originally set for the second half. Washington will play at Charlotte on Feb. 7, a game that was rescheduled from Jan. 20. And that means the Blazers, who were scheduled to visit the Hornets that day, will now go to Charlotte in the second half of the schedule.
ESPN Stats: Kevin Durant is the 2nd player in NBA history to average at least 30 points in his first 15 games with a new team, joining Wilt Chamberlain in 1959-60 with the Warriors. That was Wilt’s first 15 career games h/t @EliasSports
“As the league evolves, you have to be able to evolve with it if you wanna be able to keep up with the times, keep up with the Joneses, or the Jameses in my case,” James said, laughing. “For me, [it’s] just never putting a cap on myself. I just want to always continue to get better and do things out on the floor that maybe hasn’t been done in other people’s careers and continue to push the envelope and see how much juice I can squeeze out of the lemon.”
Shams Charania: The NBA and NBPA have agreed to extend the revised tightened health and safety protocols for an additional two weeks (Feb. 10) at least, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
COVID-sniffing dogs are now a thing in America … and the pups are getting their first whiff of action at an NBA game in Florida. The Miami Heat debuted the virus-sniffing dogs at Wednesday’s game at AmericanAirlines Arena, with our four-legged friends screening fans before they could be allowed inside the building.