Originally Posted by IN-PAX-WE-TRUST
no way he averages 52% from the field this year... I saw a person on this board say he is taller than Boozer.. first of all he isn't and second of all Boozer is 250.... this guy will never be more than 225... he is smaller than Lebron.... could you see Lebron playing PF???
If LeBron wanted to, hell yes.
But it'd be a waste of his talent (taking the ball out of his hands)
FYI, Boozer was measured at under 6'8" out of Duke.
Many believed, like you do about Beasley, that he was "too short" to play PF in the NBA, so he dropped into the second round.
How many GM's kick themselves everyday for that mistake?
And Beasley has way more offensive skill than Boozer did out of college, way more. I don't know how much you saw of him, but I'm telling you, he is stud.
He can score with his back to the basket or away from it equally well. He's one of the quickest I've ever seen off his feet, and he has long arms, and a desire to get the ball, so He'll be hellacious on both the offensive and defensive glass. He's freakishly athletic and can use either hand equally well.
That's hard to teach. The only knocks on him are that he doens't play much D, but I don't think he was asked to, he has the skillset to be a good defender, and he sometimes like to shoot from outside a little too much, and is more effective closer to the basket.