Malik Beasley Biography
Malik Beasley (Malik JonMikal Beasley) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Malik Beasley High School career
He attended Saint Francis School in Alpharetta, Georgia. As a senior, Beasley averaged 22.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.6 blocks, earning the Class 1A Player of the Year of the state of Georgia and an All-State Class A First Team. He attended school with Kobi Simmons.
Malik Beasley College career
As a freshman at Florida State in 2015–16, he averaged 15.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 29.8 minutes per game over 34 games.
Beasley was subsequently named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-freshman team, and ranked eighth in the conference in free throw percentage (.813) and 10th in field-goal percentage (.471).
On March 21, 2016, he declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.
Malik Beasley Nuggets
Following the conclusion of the 2015–16 season, Malik Beasley had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right leg. Because of this, he did not participate in pre-draft workouts.
Despite having medical concerns entering the 2016 NBA draft, Beasley was selected with the 19th overall pick by the Denver Nuggets. On August 9, 2016, Beasley signed his rookie scale contract with the Nuggets.
He appeared in just two of the Nuggets’ first seven games of the season, and managed under eight minutes of action and failed to score in those two games.
Beasley had a breakthrough game on November 10, scoring 12 points in 15 minutes off the bench in a 125–101 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
During his rookie season, he has had multiple assignments with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule.
Malik Beasley Age
He was born on November 26, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is 22 years old as of 2018.
Malik Beasley Height
He stand at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) weighing 196 lb (89 kg).
Malik Beasley Family | Malik Beasley Dad | Malik Beasley Brother
Beasley is the son of Micheal Beasley and Deena Beasley. His father played professional basketball in Chile, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. He has two siblings a brother Darius Beasley and a sister Micah Beasley.
Malik Beasley Girlfriend | Malik Beasley Wife
Beasley is dating model Montana Helena Klein Yao. In November 2018, he shared two pictures of the pair together on Instagram, giving a shoutout to Montana his “queen”.
The Los Angeles-based model Montana is pregnant with Beasley’s child, and in December she shared a hilarious and cute “pregnancy reveal” video.
Malik Beasley Contract
Malik Beasley signed a 4 year contract worth $7,833,514 with the Denver Nuggets, including $7,833,514 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $1,958,379. In 2018-19, Beasley will earn a base salary of $1,773,840, while carrying a cap hit of $1,773,840 and a dead cap value of $4,505,554.
Malik Beasley Salary
Beasley earns a basic salary of $1,773,840.
Malik Beasley Draft
On March 21, 2016, Beasley declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.
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Malik Beasley, Torrey Craig drop career-highs as Denver Nuggets down Houston Rockets
There were rim-rattling jams, and there was a torrential downpour of 3-pointers.
But rather than coming from a Houston side that has tormented Denver the last few years, it was the Nuggets who flipped the script.
Behind newly-crowned All-Star Nikola Jokic and career-high nights from Malik Beasley and Torrey Craig, the Nuggets snapped their nine-game losing streak to the Rockets with a decisive 136-122 win.
Jokic, named to his first All-Star team on Thursday night, had 31 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists as the Nuggets improved to 36-15 overall and 23-4 at the Pepsi Center. That homecourt advantage will become increasingly more valuable as the Nuggets inch toward the postseason.
Friday’s offensive fireworks were the results of monumental performances from Beasley and Craig, two players who have far surpassed expectations so far this season. Beasley has been a revelation, averaging over 15 points and shooting 52 percent from 3-point range as a starter. He scored 35 points on 12 of 17 shooting Friday night.
And Craig’s defense has been invaluable, but it’s been his second-chance hustle and his improved 3-point shooting that’s made him even more of an asset as the Nuggets navigate their injury-plagued season. Craig scored 22 on 8 for 11 shooting.
The two more than filled in with Denver’s starting backcourt of Jamal Murray (ankle) and Gary Harris (abductor strain) out due to injury.
The Nuggets shot lights out as a team, including 14 for 31 from 3-point range. They also dominated in transition, outscoring the Rockets 24-8 in that regard.
Nuggets coach Michael Malone revealed his defensive gameplan against reigning MVP James Harden, but planning for him and executing against him are two vastly different things. Harden hit a last-minute 3-pointer to extend his 30-plus points streak to 25.
“You can’t give James one look for 48 minutes. He is a great player, he is an MVP for a reason, so we have to give him different looks, whether you blitz him at times, you play him straight up, you hit him in the backcourt get the ball out of his hands. … Sometimes when you get the ball out of a great player’s hands, you have to live with the consequences.”
Former Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried returned to the Pepsi Center Friday night after he was jettisoned from Denver in an offseason trade with Brooklyn. He was bought out by the Nets in January before joining the Rockets and immediately making an impact in their frontcourt. Motivated from his departure, Faried dropped 23 points but was on the receiving end of a ruthless block by Nuggets veteran Paul Millsap.
As part of Harden’s ridiculous streak, he averaged an eye-popping 43.6 points on more than 16 3-point attempts per game in January. The Nuggets had good reason to both fear and strategize for everything Harden brings to the table.
“You can’t defend it, you can’t defend it,” Nuggets wing Will Barton said. “You can’t defend a star player who can basically do whatever he wants. And that’s talent. I mean he’s playing how I play in the Summer Leagues, where I can just shoot any shot I want from anywhere, nobody’s going to say nothing to me, and when you add that with how good he is, you can’t stop that.”
Technically, Friday was just another game on the regular-season docket. But games against potential playoff opponents, particularly ones the Nuggets have struggled against, always mean more than players let on.
The first half was a masterclass in execution for the Nuggets. Harden was nearly indefensible and scored 18 points, but Denver chased down loose balls, hustled for rebounds and finished off plenty of transition opportunities as it built a resounding 83-71 lead.
Beasley earned the start and was devastating in transition and from the 3-point arc. He sunk both of his 3-point attempts in the game-altering second quarter as part of a 22-point first-half outburst. The Nuggets shot 80 percent in the 48-point quarter, converting five Houston turnovers into 10 points.
As momentum-swinging as some of Beasley’s dunks were, Craig provided the highlight of the game and maybe the year. He tore away from the corner and slammed a left-handed put-back dunk that lit a fuse beneath the Pepsi Center crowd.