Malik Beasley

Malik Beasley

27-Year-Old GuardG
Milwaukee Bucks
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Outside of one standout season in 2020-21, Beasley has struggled to be a fantasy-relevant player, even when playing meaningful minutes. This remained the story during the 2022-23 season, with Beasley averaging 12.7 points and 2.9 made three-pointers in 25.8 minutes per game. After an offseason trade to Milwaukee, Beasley should provide the Bucks with a consistent scoring threat on the wing. While he does remain an elite perimeter scorer on most nights, he adds very little to the box score. He should be able to nudge 25 minutes per game and will have a chance to replace Grayson Allen, who was traded to the Suns this offseason, in Milwaukee's starting lineup. However, Beasley still is not worth a draft spot outside of deeper formats but could have some streaming value at times, especially with a potentially increased role on tap. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $2.71 million contract with the Bucks in July of 2023.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Malik JonMikal Beasley was born in Atlanta in 1996 to Michael and Deena Beasley. Michael played professional ball in Chile, the Domincan Republic and Puerto Rico. Beasley attended Saint Francis School in Georgia. As a junior, he led Saint Francis to the state championship. As a senior, he averaged 22.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game. Those impressive stats got Beasley named Georgia's Class 1A Player of the Year; he also made the All-State Class A First Team. Beasley attended Florida State for one year before declaring for the NBA draft. His grandfather, John Beasley, is a movie and TV actor who appeared in the movie "Rudy." Beasley is nicknamed "The Mutant." He goes by @Mbeasy5 on both Instagram and Twitter. It did not take Beasley long to establish himself as the go-to scorer for Florida State. In his lone season with the Seminoles, the Atlanta native scored at least 21 points in his first three games and reached the 20-point plateau in five of his first six contests. Despite Beasley's individual success, it was a rocky season for the team. The Seminoles lost their first three ACC games and endured a five-game losing streak as Beasley struggled with his shot. He was held to single-digit scoring three times during the streak. The 6-foot-5 guard closed the regular season with 20 points in a win over Syracuse and scored in double digits over four games in the ACC tournament and NIT combined. Over the season, he provided 15.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while hitting 38.7 percent of his three-pointers. After the season, Beasley declared for the 2016 NBA Draft and was chosen by the Denver Nuggets with the 19th overall pick.

Won't start Thursday
GMilwaukee Bucks
May 2, 2024
Beasley is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's Game 6 against the Pacers, Dustin Dopirak of The Indianapolis Star reports.
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Beasley will head to the bench with the return of Damian Lillard to the starting lineup. Beasley averaged 19.0 points per game in the two starts he has made in the series against the Pacers.
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How does Malik Beasley compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
  • True Shooting %
    An advanced statistic that measures a player's efficiency at shooting the ball that takes field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three point percentage into account.
  • Effective Field Goal %
    A statistic that adjusts field goal percentage to account for the fact that three-point field goals count for three points while field goals only count for two points.
  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
  • Free Throw Rate
    Number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
  • Offensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available offensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Defensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Total Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Assist %
    An estimate of the percentage of teammate field goals a player assisted while they were on the floor.
  • Steal %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent possessions that end with a steal by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Block %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent two-point field goal attempts blocked by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Turnover %
    An estimate of turnovers committed per 100 plays.
  • Usage %
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True Shooting %
60.3%
 
Effective Field Goal %
59.8%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
75.1%
 
Free Throw Rate
4.8%
 
Offensive Rebound %
2.0%
 
Defensive Rebound %
11.4%
 
Total Rebound %
6.8%
 
Assist %
6.1%
 
Steal %
1.1%
 
Block %
0.3%
 
Turnover %
6.0%
 
Usage %
14.7%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
19.6
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
0.7
 
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Might be target for Houston
GMilwaukee Bucks
May 21, 2024
Beasley could be a free-agent target for the Rockets, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports.
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Houston's front office is expected to be looking for shooting and floor spacing this offseason, making Beasley a good fit. The 27-year-old guard is an unrestricted free agent after averaging 11.3 points and 2.8 made three-pointers a game for the Bucks in 2023-24 while shooting a career-high 41.3 percent from beyond the arc.
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Beasley was traded to Utah as part of the Rudy Gobert deal, landing in what could be a favorable situation. After a breakout season in 2020-21, Beasley regressed in the most recent campaign, barely finishing inside the top 200 in eight-category roto leagues. His offensive ability is evident, but unfortunately, he provides no value on the defensive end and is coming off a season in which he shot just 39 percent from the floor. With Utah tearing things down, Beasley could find himself trending closer to 30 minutes per game. That would be a best-case scenario and could see him nudging the top 100 at stages throughout the season.
In his first full season as a member of the Timberwolves, Beasley averaged 19.6 points per game, shot 39.9 percent from three and started all but one of his appearances. The problem was he only played in 37 games, as a suspension and a hamstring injury kept him sidelined for 35 of the Wolves' final 39 contests. When active, Beasley is one of the league's most underrated, high-volume three-point shooters. He launched 8.7 threes per game last season -- up slightly from the 8.2 per game he attempted in 14 games for Minnesota in 2019-20. The Florida State product is also a knockdown free throw shooter (85 FT% last season) who adds decent rebounds (4.4 RPG) and assists (2.4 APG) contributions. Beasley enters 2021-22 as a projected starter on the wing alongside second-year guard Anthony Edwards. For a middling team, the Timberwolves have several mouths to feed, so it's possible Beasley could cede more shots to Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, as well as Edwards, who thrived late in the season while Beasley was on the shelf. Even so, Beasley makes for a solid target in the later rounds of a standard fantasy draft.
Beasley was having a relatively modest season in 2019-20 with Denver, averaging 7.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.2 minutes across his 41 appearances with the team. However, things changed drastically when he was traded to the Timberwolves in early February. In his 14 appearances (all starts) with Minnesota, Beasley caught fire, averaging 20.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.5 threes and 1.9 assists in 33.1 minutes. He re-upped with Minnesota during the offseason, inking a four-year, $60 million deal. The Wolves also traded for Ricky Rubio, retained D'Angelo Russell and selected Anthony Edwards with the No. 1 overall pick. That means Beasley is not a guaranteed starter and could come off the bench in a sixth-man capacity behind Russell and Edwards. As a result, he'll likely struggle to reach the heights he claimed with the Wolves last season, but he should remain fantasy relevant.
Coming into last season, Beasley was ticketed for limited playing time off the bench with the likes of Will Barton and Gary Harris ahead of him on the depth chart. He had only averaged 9.0 minutes per game during the 2017-18 campaign, leaving him with few opportunities to make an impact on the fantasy landscape. However, the Nuggets dealt with many injuries throughout last season, which enabled Beasley to play in 81 games and average 23.2 minutes per contest. He really shined in the 18 games that he started, averaging 15.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and three three-pointers. While there were many positives for the Florida State product in 2018-19, Beasley's role may be reduced heading into 2019-20. Assuming Harris and Barton stay healthy, not to mention the potential emergence of Michael Porter Jr. as a rotation piece, Beasley will have to fight for a role on the wing. As a result, he can be avoided in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.
Beasley’s workload varied significantly last year, playing just 583 total minutes -- not giving him consistent opportunities to demonstrate his skillset. He did see 20-plus minutes on five occasions, however, averaging 8.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists. He put in a second year of summer league this July, looking especially locked in defensively (seven steals in three games). Beasley also averaged 16.0 points, but shot a worse percentage than during 2017 summer league. Considering the Nuggets’ lack of depth, Beasley should have an opportunity in training camp to compete for a backup role. However, it seems highly unlikely he turns Fantasy relevant.
After being selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Beasley found himself buried on the depth chart throughout his rookie campaign and played in just 22 games. He put together an average of just 3.8 points across 7.5 minutes, as he was out of the rotation for much of the season. Most of Beasley's time came in the formerly known D-League, where he averaged 18.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 16 games last season. That gave a glimpse of what the 20-year-old can do, though there's obviously a severe talent gap between the two leagues, so Beasley will have plenty of work to do to become a contributor at the next level. Beasley could see a few more minutes during his sophomore campaign, but the fact that Gary Harris and Will Barton still sit ahead of him on the shooting guard depth chart, likely means Beasley isn't going to play a huge role. That should keep him off the Fantasy radar in most formats.
Beasley earned a reputation as an explosive player on both ends of the court during his freshman season at Florida State, averaging 15.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game before deciding to turn pro. A foot injury limited his ability to work out for teams before the draft, but the Nuggets were comfortable grabbing him at No. 19 to add to the team's backcourt depth along with No. 7 overall pick Jamal Murray. The Nuggets are now among the league's deepest teams, particularly on the wing, so Beasley may have difficulty carving out more than a minor role off the bench as a rookie. Beasley profiles best as a shooting guard long term, but he projects to open the year behind Gary Harris, Will Barton and Murray on the depth chart and could be in line for some extensive time in the D-League.
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Tallies 20 points in Game 4 start
GMilwaukee Bucks
April 28, 2024
Beasley tallied 20 points (8-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists over 34 minutes in Sunday's 126-113 loss to the Pacers in Game 4 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
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Joins starting lineup
GMilwaukee Bucks
April 28, 2024
Beasley is starting Sunday's Game 4 against Indiana.
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Coming off bench
GMilwaukee Bucks
April 14, 2024
Beasley will return to a reserve role in Sunday's regular-season finale in Orlando.
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Back with first unit
GMilwaukee Bucks
April 10, 2024
Beasley will start Wednesday's game against the Magic.
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Moving to bench Tuesday
GMilwaukee Bucks
April 9, 2024
Beasley isn't in the starting five for Tuesday's game versus the Celtics, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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