Maybe top 3 discussed in the forum...
Whoa!!! he's not there yet...but if he continues like he's playing he's going to be among the top 7...
I love Beasley and think someday he could be as high as 4 or 5 on this list, but there is no way he will ever pass james, durant, or melo.
WOW.... this is exactly why I tried to show everybody that Beasley isn't that good.. So it would never get to this....
Not that it matters how good he'll be because half the people on this forum are the most biased people ever to touch a keyboard and only remember how disapointing he was in his seasons with the Heat and overwhelming disgust for the guy.
He could be better esp. offensively than Iggy.
I can see him passing Granger and Gay as well but he has to over the long haul and win some games too not just put up big numbers on a bad team. The other guys he'd really need to play at a Superstar level to approach them.
I think Gay might be out of reach given that he is improving year to year, but Granger and Iggy are possible as it seems like both have peaked.. Beasley has more swagger than Granger, and is a vastly superior scorer than Iggy.
I keep hearing all of this look at him now talk. My problem isn't just that he's doing this on a bad team, but that he was on a playoff team last year and wasn't doing it then or anything close. Sure Wade was the man, but he could have used a dependable sidekick last year. There were still scoring opportunities available. So as of right now I'm not as impressed. I have seen too many guys look really good on bad teams. Al Harrington has been a guy that would always put up monster numbers on bad teams, and was always just ok on good teams.
in total agreement hell never approach the top 3 level hes not as good as durant lbj or melo doubt hell catch gay or granger hes not better than pierce or iggy at this point so theres seven heck hes barely top ten lol
Give him some time to progess. There is no telling how good he can be. The guy is only 21 years old, and guys do digress in the NBA as well as progess. Some of the top forwards now probably won't even be top sf when Beasley is in his prime. We can't predict injuries, specific and unsual circumstances, or simply the will to continue to play at a high level to say that certain guys will be the top at a position years down the line, and there are a lot of good examples of players where injuries and circumstances ruined their potential HoF careers...
People make it seem like Beasley was supposed to average 20 ppg while he was on the heat when he actually put up reasonable rookie and sophomore numbers. I could see him top 5 at some point in his career if he reaches his potential. I would say he is top 10 right now.
I see Beasley as the Melo to Durant's Lebron. They both have similar games, but one is simply better than the other. Still, watching the two of them go head to head over the years will be fun.
Beasley isnt a better rebounder, passer, or defender than anyone we've mentioned. He's a versitile scorer, but hes a one demensional player. He's young, but I see a more effecient Al Harrington.
Too many beasley post so I thought I'd put this here. Kinda funny
The NBA is full of redemption stories, but few have come as suddenly and surprisingly as Michael Beasley's(notes) recent scoring outbursts for the Timberwolves. In his last six games, Beasley has averaged 31.3 points -- never scoring fewer than 25 -- on 53.4 percent shooting from the field. Not bad for a player the Heat could barely give away this offseason.
Beasley has always had the talent to succeed -- he was the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft, after all -- but he now seems to be putting things together mentally, as well. Still, at least one veteran thinks Super Cool Beas has to change his approach if he wants to have long-term success.
Here's the sage Ron Artest(notes), as quoted in the St. Paul Pioneer Press:
"Beasley should watch (Miami star) LeBron James(notes)," Artest said. "Beasley's actually a better shooter than LeBron, but the smarts are not there. He's talking so much trash instead of worrying about the game. He needs to become a winner." [...]
Artest said Beasley needs to learn another move on the court. "He's so athletic and quick and strong," he said. "But eventually somebody's going to catch on to it."
Ron-Ron is many things: former league villain, relentless defender, mental health advocate, etc. But only the most devoted Lakers fans would call him a smart offensive player. This is someone who routinely takes bad shots, pounds the air out of the ball, and dribbles into traffic. So it's a bit goofy to hear him critiquing another player's lack of offensive variety, although I suppose doing lots of ill-advised things is its own kind of diversity.
On the other hand, Beasley seems neither ready nor able to accept Artest's advice:
Beasley, told of Artest's single-move comment, said, "The reason I do the same thing is because they can't stop it. As soon as they stop it, I'll do something else."
Apparently Beasley has a form of basketball obsessive-compulsive disorder and can only focus on one move at a time. Never mind that his versatile scoring at Kansas State is part of what made him such an attractive NBA prospect in the first place, or that most quality defenders in this league are capable of stopping a guy with one move.
Beasley's style will presumably reach a breaking point in a few years when he's exhausted the list of established basketball scoring moves. At that point, he'll be forced to start trying to knock the ball into the basket with his elbow, or maybe just throw it off Darko Milicic's(notes) head and hope for some fortuitous bounces.
It might not work, but at least defenders won't be able to catch on. Then Beasley will have won the battle, if not the greater war.-balldontlie/Eric Freeman
Isn't beasleys rebounding and tru shooting percentage better then some on that list? I don't think I expect him to be better now since he's younger then all the guys on there. I do know he is at most one rebound shy of durant
In the Northwest Division?
Al harrington didn't put up
Beasley numbers till he was 28. Al wasn't as talented but a better defender and harder worker
a division that is in the NBA
Why is this even a topic?
I just hit someone riding a bike im mentally unstable someone comfort me!
Yea it shouldn't be one actially
Granger and Iggy's rebounding rates are lower, and think he's ~ equal with Durant and Gay, but Carmelo and Lebron are clearly better. I ammend my prior statement. But he isn't a willing passer, more so than Gay, and he's not as talented as Durant. I can see him getting to top 5. But Gay's game has gotten to the point that no-one thought he would reach. And Melo, Lebron and Durant are really on their own tier.
Melo, KD, Gay, Beas
are all from Baltimore, Maryland, DC (DMV) area... sheesh
Beasley was once thought of as a frachise changing talent after his season that was better than Durants, but his situation was different to Durants.
Durant had the green light from day 1 and Beas had Wade coming off the injury and Olympic Gold.
In Minny, if he can put 2 or 3 consistent seasons of 20 and 7 seasons, he can be as high as 4th best SF.
Damn right they are all from the dc/md area. And not to far in the future
We produce ballers!!!!
This year so far
1. Lebron James
2. Carmelo Anthony
3. Kevin Durant
4. Rudy Gay
5. Paul Pierce
6. Richard Jefferson
7. Danny Granger
8. Gerald Wallace
9. Michael Beasley
10. Luol Deng
Off course he is the youngest in that list and he will eventually climb up but so far this season at least this is how i would rank sfs
He's not there yet, and I can't see him passing LeBron, Melo, or KD. However, he is definitely showing why he was drafted so high and that he can be one of the top 3 SCORING SF's in the league.
Let's not get carried away, Durant and Melo are scoring machines and LeBron is the best all-around player on the planet. The Beas can score right now, and with some refinement to the rest of his game he can be in the top 5 SF discussion.
Mike is a breed all of his own physically, mentally, and skill-wise. He's a pretty big matchup problems for most teams, he is very humble sometimes and then there are the times where he thinks he's the best player in the world, and with his skill-set he has the potential to be a force in the League. I just hope he continues this improvement that he's been showing for the past 4 weeks. Dude's playing phenomenal ball.
He can only get better. He's still 21. It's just a matter of Beasley getting his now, compared to Melo, Durant etc right from the get go as they stepped on an NBA court.
Just to throw out a comparison of Durant's and Beasley's freshman seasons and why they were intriguing prospects.
I don't like Michael Beasley, but the kid can score... Let's see if he can refine the rest of his game and lead the T-Wolves to more wins.
So I get 11 no-nos? Coo
i mean, who trippin, right?