Beasley, Nuggets engaged in talks on contract extension

Nuggets shooting guard Malik Beasley appeared in 81 games last season.

The Denver Nuggets are engaged in talks with shooting guard Malik Beasley on a contract extension, according to Mike Singer of the Denver Post.

Beasley is 6-foot-5 and was selected by the Nuggets with the No. 19 overall pick in 2016. He appeared in 81 games and averaged a career-high 11.2 points last season, an increase of more than eight points a game from 2017-18.

He also shot  career-best 81 percent on free throws and 40 percent on 3-pointers.

Beasley is represented by agent Rich Paul and Klutch Sports.

Bobby Marks of ESPN reported last week that Beasley’s camp turned down a three-year extension offer worth $30 million.