NBA suspends Wolves’ Beasley 12 games for felony gun threat

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Malik Beasley has been suspended for 12 games without pay by the NBA. He recently pleaded guilty to a felony charge of threats of violence. The punishment will begin with Minnesota’s game Saturday at Washington. Beasley is in his fifth NBA season. He is averaging a career-best 20.5 points per game. Beasley was sentenced earlier this month to 120 days in jail for the Sept. 26 incident. He pointed a rifle outside his home in suburban Minneapolis at a family on a house-hunting tour.