Timberwolves President Gersson Rosas offered support for guard Malik Beasley in light of Beasley’s recent arrest for narcotics possession and possession of a stolen gun in Plymouth on Saturday.
Beasley was released Sunday, and the case is currently part of an open investigation, according to Plymouth police. Beasley is a restricted free agent and Rosas has said prior to Beasley's arrest that Beasley is in the team’s long-term plans.
“Malik is family, and we talk about family. It’s not only when it’s easy and good but when it’s hard and tough,” Rosas said. “We’ve put a statement out and to be fair we’re letting the legal process run its course and gathering as much information as possible.”
Police were called to Beasley’s home in Plymouth after someone reported another person pointing a gun at their car. It’s unclear who that person was, police said. Police searched Beasley’s home and arrested him for narcotics possession and for finding what they said was a stolen gun.
The Wolves traded for Beasley, 23, from the Nuggets in February, and have high hopes for re-signing him as a key piece of the franchise moving forward. He is not participating in the team’s current group workouts, but did post to social media Monday while working out in Wolves gear.
“I don’t think anybody wants to go through what’s happened here …” Rosas said. “He’s family. We’re going to support him. We’re going to do the best that we can. But he’s got some things he’s got to take care of. The legal process has some things that have to be processed and we’ll go from there, but we’re a family and we work through things together.”