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There's an espn insider article posted entitled 'Beasley looks great' or something like that. Any chance of having it posted? And can everyone stop freaking out about one preseason game.
Beasely just does not have the footwork or the handle to play the three. The only three I would like to see him go up against is Carmelo. Otherwise him at the three is a joke. I have never seen so much politics over playing such a talented player as Beasely. Any other team would have had him starting at the four over Haslem instead of wasting time and hindering his development. Haslem is no defensive stopper at the four but he does play good position defense and does not get lost with the rotations something that Beasely needs to work on. Heat is starting the season just where they left on...what to do with Beasely? Posted by: MikeS | October 04, 2009 at 08:06 PM That's a ridiculous statement. Beasley's handles >>>>>>>>> James Jones'
Has anyone been able to see Hollingers forecast for the heat this season? I cancelled my espn insider membership a few months back, and now just about everything seems to be insider.
"And Michael is a three-four, there's no doubt in my mind he's a three-four." The subtelties of the English language: Power Foward vs. Small Forward. The former Powers Forward, the latter is weaker, thus smaller. "Supercool" wasn't strong enough or skilled enough to play the 4, especially on DEFENSE last season, especially in the beginning, when he could even rebound in the NBA. We'll see if he can "Power Forward" i.e. Bulldoze to the rim this season against the big Professional 4's of this league. I doubt he's strong enough, yet. will remain a skilled, finesse ouside shooter for a while, banged by the stronger, more experienced POWER forwards, especially when/if he tries to attack the rim. No wonder he settled for j's last season. I'd be sacred to death too, in his rookie shoes.. Posted by: Slledge | September 14, 2009 at 04:00 PM Or it could just be that the number 3 comes before the number 4.
Pot's not a chemically addictive drug. Can people become addicted to it? Absolutely. People develop emotional attachments to a wide variety of things, including gambling, pornography, sex, hell even video games. Like with those things, a person can abuse weed and become addicted. But it's not a chemical, physical dependence. It's a psychological thing. Posted by: josh | August 24, 2009 at 04:35 PM This, you can get addicted to pretty much anything, in fact several people here are probably more addicted to blogging then Beasley is to weed. Anyway this is all speculation so far, and its that type of speculation that is what affects young players in the first place.
Could anyone post the full article please.
Beasley looks so much like a whiter Haslem in that picture
' HARANGODY ----> No one is going to doubt Luke Harangody’s effectiveness and productivity at the collegiate level. The 3rd best returning scorer in the NCAA per-40 minutes pace adjusted in our database (tops amongst BCS conference players), and 5th best rebounder (third amongst returning BCS conference players), as well as a top-25 leader in a host of other categories, Harangody is a sure-first first team All-American and likely a top-two early candidate for player of the year honors along with Tyler Hansbrough. The way that Harangody gets his production is likely to come under scrutiny from NBA decision makers, though. Nearly 40% of his offense comes from grinding in the post with his back the basket, according to Synergy Sports Technology’s quantified report. His whole game seems predicated right now around using his tremendous lower strength to seal his man off and establish position deep in the paint, in order to finish with excellent touch, in a variety of creative ways. The problem is, this is probably not going to work nearly as well against the type of athletes every NBA team seems to stock in abundance at the big man positions. Harangody is an incredibly tough, competitive, undersized center who has great hands and loves to bulldoze his way through the paint for scrappy finishes through contact. He gets to the free throw line at an outstanding rate, and once there, converts a terrific 76% of his attempts. He has some problems at times already at the collegiate level getting his offense the way he does, though, as he lacks serious elevation around the basket and thus is extremely prone to getting his shot blocked. He seems to force the issue at times and tends to settle for bad shots if he’s unable to establish the type of position his game is predicated around, particularly if forced to shoot with his off-hand. Facing the basket, Harangody has nice touch and looks more than capable of knocking down mid-range jumpers with his feet set out to about 16-18 feet. He seems to rush his shot at times, though, particularly when forced to shoot off the dribble, as he lacks the size to get his jumper off when being defended by longer and more agile players. Still, this part of his game shows very nice potential. If presented with an open path to the basket, Harangody can put the ball on the deck in a straight line with a slow-developing first step and make his way to the rim, although his already average ball-handling skills are clearly much better with his right hand. He has a nice floater in his arsenal, and generally seems to have a nice array of swooping hooks and runners that let him get his shot off from angles his defender might not initially be expecting. There is a reason after all that Harangody averaged 21 points per game in just 29 minutes—he has an incredible knack for scoring and will usually “find a way” to get things done even when logic tells you he shouldn’t be able to. Defensively, Harangody competes extremely hard and seems to have nice fundamentals to boot, but his poor combination of size, lateral quickness and leaping ability are likely going to be deemed major issues for the next level regardless of how hard he hustles. He just isn’t agile enough to stay with quicker players on the perimeter defending pick and rolls and such, and gets shot over quite easily by taller big men taking advantage of his lack of size. It’s tough to see him not being a liability on this end of the floor defending the Dwight Howards and Kevin Garnetts of the world. On the glass, Harangody can’t be considered anything less than a rebounding machine, thanks to his combination of timing, outstanding hands, huge motor and impeccable technique boxing out opponents. He pulled down an excellent 14 rebounds per-40 minutes pace adjusted, ranking him amongst the top players in the NCAA in that category. You’d be hard pressed to find many sophomores who put up the type of numbers Harangody did in a conference like the Big East who did not go on to play in the NBA. Even though it appears that he will have a very difficult time translating his production to the next level, history tells us that we should be very careful about ruling out players like this. Harangody needs to become much more versatile offensively, meaning polishing up his all-around skill-set, working on his left-hand, expanding the range on his jump-shot, improving his ball-handling skills and getting his body in optimal shape (right now he’s carrying a lot of excess weight) in order to maximize himself defensively as well. No one is ever going to be blown away by his upside, but there is very likely a place for a player like him in the NBA. The question is, in what capacity? ' Sounds exactly like Kevin Love tbh.
I'd much rather have Cook then big baby thanks.
JR Smith and Derek Fisher also got votes for the all defensive team. Sometimes i wonder whether the coaches even bother to fill these in themselves.
caron butler and haslem is a better forward duo on both ends than beasley and whatever sf we can land for haslem in a trade Posted by: BillyDAkid WADEforMVP2009 | May 04, 2009 at 11:23 PM No, it's really not. Butler's on the downside of his career, and he's only just scraped 1 all-star appearance, combine with his fairly inefficient game and injury problems and you'd have to be out of your mind to trade Beasley for him.
I think people are being unfair on Chalmers, he clearly burned out after about 50 games, his defense slipped massively throughout the season, and he just started gambling to much (a result of being tired). And for people saying he isn't going improve, this is a guy who shot 47% from 3 in college, if he can get anywhere close to that he'll be a great fit for us at PG.
You're dead on. These guys love to blame Coach when the player fails. It's Spo's fault that Beasley dribbles off is foot on a back-down? Really? It's Spo's fault that Beasley gets KILLED on a back-door dunk? I'm sorry, but Beasley ain't all that. In fact, if I'm a rival GM, I wouldn't give up squat to get him. His stock around the league sucks. His teammates don't believe in him. And, best of all, he doesn't seem to give a damn. Gush away, homers. Gush away. Posted by: okiejoad | May 03, 2009 at 03:47 PM God your a moron, so a couple mistakes = game then? How about Wade not dribbling the ball over the halfway line if we're gonna act like that. Beasley didn't have a great game today, but it is undeniable that the team was considerably better with him on the floor. We lost this game mostly because of Spo's refusal to up the tempo, when we were getting little in the half court, dribbling the ball for 20 secs and then launching a bad shot is not offense.