I know it's still the early, but is Bradley Beal still going to be the best SG coming out of the draft ? I have wondered why people were so enamored with him before the draft and debated about him, but I haven't heard anything on him for awhile now.
He's had a bit of a slow start but has had some nice games, I expect him to improve once Wall is back. Only 7-8 games into the season, and I have been moderately impressed with him. He is only 19 or 20. Plenty of room for improvement and plenty of time to fill out his potential (imo Eric Gordon)
I never understood the Eric Gordon comparison. Beal's not nearly as explosive as Gordon and he can't create his own offense like Gordon. When healthy, EJ's one of the best slashers in the game.
I don't think Beal projects to be a star, which is what Gordon is when healthy. IMO, he projects to be a really good complementary player if he pans out.
because wall is out theres a lot of pressure for him to make plays offensively and be "the guy"...he isnt the type of player that excells in creating his own shot...he is better being a nice spot up guy so when wall comes back his efficiency should increase as well as his production.
It's tough to play when Price is your main creator on offense. Not to mention, Okafor and Nene aren't exactly players you can play off of.
He'll get better when John Wall gets back.
Actually Nene is a guy who can pass well out of the low-post, but he hasn't played for Washington this season.
I've watched a few Wizards games this year, and the same concerns I had going in are there now; he doesn't have the length to get his shot off cleanly, he can't create his own shot and he's not a good defender. His shooting remains extremely average, and the thing is, he isn't even forcing shots for the most part, they have been largely catch and shoot situations or at least makeable shots.
It'll help having Wall back, but I remain skeptical about his upside - which is nowhere near a healthy Gordon in my opinion.
Beal seems soft.. idk he just does not look like a "star" good role player tho. But its early hes only 19, so he has room to grow. Its crazy that hes only 6'2. thought he was taller but when i watch him he looks shorter than J Craw
How could he be 6'2"? He measured just over 6'3" at the combine in no shoes.
I think he'll be good. Wall is hurt and the Wizards are just awful right now so he'll get plenty of minutes for the next month or so. He just doesn't have any handle right now but it can get better. He also should attack the rim instead of shooting long 2's so much. And it's not like he's been dreadful, just inconsistent. Had 3 games going for 16 vs BOS, 22 vs Milwaukee and 17 vs Indiana. Basically he has been either pretty good or really bad.
From what i've seen he is someone who can do it all but is not great at anything other than spotting up.
can handle it on straight line drives very well and finish, but doesn't have 1v1 skill set or change of direction, which ultimately limits his passing. He is a good shooter but doesn't have an off the dribble game, other than 'pump fake- 1-2 pull ups'.
overall he has been a constant threat at the 3 point line as he is someone who cant be left open at any time.
i think it will end up looking like this:
which is my list from before except ross at second...
Bradley Beal had the craziest type of hype around him on the site, that I could not understand. I recall Suvre and I think MR.19813 were dumfounded by it too.
The starting line up features four non threats on offense in okafor, booker, price, and Ariza. I'd like to see a lineup of pargo, beal, Ariza, seraphin, okafor.
AJ Price is by far the worst starter in the nba.
I watched a lot of film on Beal. I've always looked at Beal as a completmentary player. Even when I knew my Wizards had a chance to pick him that that's was what he was going to be. He was drafted to be the Wall's sidekick/running mate. He's being asked to breakout of that pass first/shoot second mentality and to go be more assertive, which is why his shooting numbers are so bad. Praying things get better when Wall gets back. Should be getting a lot more easy shots once Wall and Nene get back.
He is a NBA player but a top 3 pick I just would not have taken him that early. He should improve but he is a peice not a star. I think he would be better suited as a off the bench scorer.
I don't get this site... How quick users are to try to determine how good a player will or won't be... This kid is 19 years old and has only played 7 NBA games.
His last two games have been rough, but he was pretty good against the Pacers, Bucks and Celtics. I got to watch him up close versus the Pacers and I liked a lot of what I seen... He had a very good understanding of the game and plays it the right way.
I don't know if he'll be a star or not, but it's clear to me he's going to grow into a very good starter in the NBA at minimum.
I think if you are completely willing to change your opinion on someone, on week into the season, then you don't hold your on analysis as having much worth. People are wrong all the time, but I think it's worse to constantly change your stance from week to week.
My stance on him has always been the same. I thought he was highly overrated, and looks like peoples feelings on him isn't high as when he was coming into the draft.
He is PG height who is a SG. I said before he will struggle hitting a high percentage because he is small. He is young but he is not growing. He is undersized two. He will get better but I feel microwave off the bench is best. I never thought he was the best sg option in that draft.
How do you know he's not going to grow anymore lol? I grew up until I was 22-23 years old.
Beal measured 6' 3.25" without shoes. Add 1-1.50 inches for shoes and you have 6' 4.25" - 6' 4.75". His wingpsan is solid too (6' 8").
I mean, there isn't much difference between him and OJ Mayo, Eric Gordon, Tony Allen, JJ Reddick, Rodney Stuckey, etc. He's bigger than Marcus Thornton and Monta Ellis. He'll struggle matching up with some of the bigger shooting guards, but I think his size is fine.
I actually thought about that this morning as well.
Beal is 6'4.5 in shoes, which is already decent size for a SG, especially with a 6'4 PG (in shoes when he was 19) playing alongside of him that can potentially guard SGs.
Both of these guys can eventually grow to 6'5 with shoes, making a nice tandem in about 2-3 years. Hell, John Wall looks 6'5 already.
I remember I got negged to hell for saying brad Beals shooting ability was overrated; it is. Yes he has a beautiful jumpshot but so what? So does his teammate martell Webster and we all know how inconsistent he is. Beal is not Eric Gordon or ray Allen, he's more Marcus Thornton 2.0