Timberwolves' Malik Beasley arrested on felony weapons and gun charges: report


Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley was arrested Saturday on felony weapons and drug charges in Minneapolis, according to multiple reports.

Police arrested the 23-year-old after they received a call that he allegedly brandished his gun at someone. Officers obtained a search warrant and also found marijuana and guns in his Plymouth, Minn. home, per ESPN.

Beasley is being held without bail.

The Timberwolves guard was traded to Minnesota from Denver in February and averaged 20.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 14 games for the Timberwolves.

The team released a statement following his arrest:

“We are aware of the situation involving Malik Beasley and are in the process of gathering information at this time,” the statement said.

While the Plymouth Police Department declined comment, Beasley’s attorney issued a statement as well.

“At the time of the incident, multiple individuals were present at the residence,” he told ESPN. “The allegations against Malik will be defended vigorously.”

Beasley was drafted by the Nuggets with the 19th overall pick in 2016 out of Florida State but had a limited role in Denver before he was part of a four-team deal that sent him to Minnesota earlier this year.

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