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Jazz Guard Malik Beasley Welcomes New Daughter

Nov 11, 2022, 1:16 PM
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Utah Jazz guard Malik Beasley celebrates (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz guard Malik Beasley is celebrating the birth of his new daughter.

The new Jazzman shared photos of his daughter on Instagram during a rare two days off for the team.

“11/11 and my wish came true,” Beasley captioned the photo. “Mia Love Beasley- 8lbs / 19inches”

 

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In the post, Beasley shared a photo of himself holding his daughter in the hospital, and a photo with his wife Montana Helena Klein Yao with their new baby.

Yao has been seen at Jazz games this season sitting courtside at Vivint Arena.

She had been counting down the days to the birth, including sharing photos from underneath the Jazz arena.

 

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Yao is a model and former beauty queen.

Beasley Find Groove With Jazz

Beasley has been one the Jazz most consistent players early in the season averaging 11.5 points and 3.2 rebounds. The guard is one of the team’s most reliable shooters knocking down 42 percent of his three-point tries this season on more than six attempts per game.

The 25-year-old has come off the bench in all but two games for the Jazz this year, with two starts in place of the absent Jarred Vanderbilt.

Beasley’s season averages are slightly better than his numbers over the first six years of his career.

The Florida State product averaged 10.4 points and 2.5 rebounds during stops in Denver and Minnesota prior to joining the Jazz.

Prior To Joining The Jazz

Beasley played one season at Florida State where he averaged 15.6 points and 5.3 rebounds before entering his name into the NBA Draft. The guard was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 19th pick of the 2016 draft and spent three years with the Nuggets before being shipped to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Beasley was one of five players acquired by the Jazz in exchange for Rudy Gobert in a blockbuster trade with the Timberwolves in July.

The guard is one of six Jazz players with a double-digit scoring average this season, while his 42 percent three-point success rate is third-best on the team behind Kelly Olynyk and Jarred Vanderbilt.

Beasley will turn 26 years old on November 26 and has a one-year team option worth $16 million with the Jazz next season.

The Jazz are set to face the Washington Wizards on Saturday afternoon in DC, there has been no update on the status of Malik Beasley after the birth of his daughter.

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