Chicago Bulls: Pursue or pass on 10 notable free agents

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Chicago Bulls, Malik Beasley
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4. SG Malik Beasley

2019-2020 Numbers (w/ MIN)

20.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists in 33.1 minutes

42.6% from three-point range

Malik Beasley is one of the most interesting names in free agency this year for several reasons. First of all, when Minnesota dealt for him last year, he was supposed to be just another guy thrown into the deal with potential to become a solid role player like he looked to be in Denver.

Beasley took the opportunity with the Wolves and ran with it. He played so well in his 14 games with Minnesota that fans were looking at a future with him as their starting two guard — such an optimistic viewpoint that some fans didn’t even want to picture the team drafting Anthony Edwards at no. 1 overall. They had their guy in Beasley already, and he played out of his mind once he got to Minnesota.

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The twist with Beasley comes with the recent legal trouble he got himself into. A few weeks ago, Beasley was charged with drug possession and threatened violence, after pointing a rifle at a family member.

That process has yet to sort itself out, but it will make Beasley’s free agency situation very sticky, especially considering he’s a restricted free agent. So, the Wolves have the upper hand in deciding whether or not to match an incoming offer. He’s an electric player with many bright years ahead of him (hopefully), but the situation at hand may be too much of a risk.

Verdict: Pass