Malik Beasley agrees to 4-year, $60 million deal with Timberwolves

Ruben Hill
November 21, 2020

The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing back small forward Malik Beasley on a four-year deal worth $60 million.

The team also would like to retain fellow restricted free agent Juancho Hernangomez as free agency continues.

The fourth year is a team option. He was traded from Denver to Minnesota on February 5 as part of a four-team, 12-player transaction. At the time, the Wolves viewed him as a quality fit around All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns with the hopes of signing him to a new deal in the offseason.

He averaged 33 minutes in 14 games with the Wolves, nearly twice as many as he averaged in three and a half seasons with the Nuggets.

After being acquired by Minnesota, Beasley started all 14 games he appeared in and averaged 20.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting from the field and 42.6 percent from downtown with 5.1 rebounds in 33.1 minutes per game.

Rosas stood by that notion even as Beasley encountered a legal battle involving charges of drug possession and threats of violence for an incident at his home in September.

Beasley had trouble finding steady playing time with Denver, the team that drafted him in 2016, but upon coming to the Wolves he became a starter and flourished before the coronavirus postponed the season in March.

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