Re: Beasley will disappoint, Wade/Riley wanted Mayo (speculation)
I think the people who knock Beasley's defense from what they saw at K-state and elsewhere didn't get a good picture of what he can realistically become. Let me ask you guys this question. In any of the games you saw Beasely play, did he ever look like he was bored? Like he was just on the court to be there and score/rebound and leave?
The answer is yes, and that is why it appears like he just never gave the effort to play really lock down defense. I suppose he just felt he didn't need to, like he was some big sh*t who could just do whatever he wanted and no player could stop him. It's not a good attitude, but it's not uncommon with players of his skill level to do that (it's a sign of his immaturity). I'm pretty sure the heat will correct this though, but there is always a chance they won't.