T-Wolves' Malik Beasley Sentenced to 120 Days at Workhouse After Sept. Arrest

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistFebruary 9, 2021

Minnesota Timberwolves' Malik Beasley (5) handles the ball during an NBA preseason basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley has been sentenced to 120 days at the Hennepin County Workhouse stemming from his September arrest. 

Beasley's attorney Steve Haney said in a statement that his client will be allowed to serve his sentence, which also includes options for work release or home confinement, at the conclusion of the 2020-21 NBA season:

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Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley was sentenced today to 120 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse with work release and home confinement option — to be served at end of the season, stemming from charges via October arrest, per his attorney Steve Haney. https://t.co/PeQqCuGFYK

Beasley was charged with threats of violence and drug possession when pointing a hunting rifle at a family that was house hunting near his home in Minneapolis. 

Per ESPN's Mark Schlabach, the Plymouth Police Department said in a statement that officers were called to Beasley's residence by reporting individuals who said a "suspect walked up to their vehicle, tapped on the vehicle window, pointed a gun at them and advised them to get off of the property."

The statement also noted that "the suspect was observed holding the gun up to his shoulder, pointing it at their vehicle" as the individuals drove away. 

Haney confirmed to Schlabach in December that Beasley issued a guilty plea to the charge of threats of violence. His felony drug charge was dismissed as part of the plea deal, and the felony threat of violence charge can be reduced to a misdemeanor if he successfully completes his probation. 

Beasley is in his first full season with the Timberwolves. The 24-year-old was traded to Minnesota by the Denver Nuggets in February 2020. He has started each of the team's 24 games so far this season.