Minnesota guard Malik Beasley could be facing a suspension from the NBA, which provides a possible trade opportunity for fantasy managers.
STEVE ALEXANDER: Minnesota's Malik Beasley is dealing with a legal situation that's hanging over his head and could result in a suspension at some point this season. But he's also in the midst of a career year, scoring at least 18 points in five of his six games. Beasley gets a boost taking over the offensive load in the absence of Karl Anthony Towns, who's out with a wrist injury.
Beasley hit 10 to 16 shots and three 3-pointers for a season high 25 points, seven boards, five assists, and a rare steal, and a rare two blocks on Sunday. And he's averaging 19 points, almost five boards, and two 3-pointers on the season. He's not a huge steals and blocks guy, but he came through with some of them on Sunday. And he may only get better at them as the season progresses.
Don't be afraid to plug Beasley in your starting lineup every week. And if you're nervous about KAT coming back or Beasley's season ending early, now looks like a good time to think about dealing him while his fantasy value is at its peak. But for now, if you're enjoying the gaudy numbers that he's putting up for your fantasy team, go ahead and plan on writing the hot shooting guard until the wheels fall off.