An update to the ongoing legal situation surrounding Malik Beasley was finally announced early Tuesday morning, and according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Minnesota Timberwolves guard will serve his punishment after the season concludes:
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. pic.twitter.com/PeQqCuGFYK— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 9, 2021
Shams went on to report that Beasley’s threat of violence charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor after completion of his probation. Additionally, the felony drug charge was dismissed.
Like many other areas of life, I have little to no comprehension of the legal system, but this latest development does seem like a fairly positive outcome for Malik (all things considered). Now that the punishment has been handed down, the next logical step would be for the NBA to review the situation and (likely) hand down some sort of suspension, which in my uneducated opinion will be something like 1-2 games.
So to recap — Beasley will indeed be allowed to continue playing in both home and away games, and will serve his 120 days of home confinement later this spring/summer (whenever the NBA regular season concludes). As Shams noted a follow-up tweet, Beasley is in the midst of a breakout NBA season, averaging 20.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
We will continue to monitor this story for any additional developments that may come up.