Minnesota Timberwolves wing Malik Beasley returned from a 12-game suspension last month to take on a heavy workload but will now miss a large chunk of the season down the home stretch. Beasley suffered a grade 3 hamstring injury earlier this month and is set to miss 3-4 weeks while he recovers, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Beasley is amid a career year and is averaging 19.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 39.9% from deep. He ranks second on the Timberwoles in minutes per game (32.8), so his absence could significantly affect his teammates.
Anthony Edwards has enjoyed a ton of freedom in the second half of the 2020-21 season and should continue to do so moving forward. The Georgia product has become the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year and will likely shoot a ton as the regular season comes to a close. D’Angelo Russell is returning to the Timberwolves on Monday for the first time since he suffered a knee injury in February, so he could absorb some of the shotmaking left by Beasley.