Has the ship sailed on Michael Beasley?
Michael Beasley was a flat out monster in his lone year at Kansas St, averaging 26 and 12, the guy couldn't have been stopped, should've been POY in my opinion. I will admit I thought Chicago was stupid for taking Rose over Beasley, as I thought for sure Beasley was the next big thing in the NBA, a Carmelo clone almost. And, that's why I probaly why I'll never be an NBA gm.
From the moment he began his pro career, he been in trouble and been the center of off the court issues with pot. I don't think I've been more disappointed in player ever. He's only in his 5th year, and already on his 3rd team in Phoenix, were he's gotten off to a terrible start and is now on the bench, averaging only 11 ppg with terrible shooting %. His best year was on a god-awful Minnesota team, putting up 19 and 5. I'm mindboggled how Beasley has struggled this bad, I thought at least he would be a good player on a bad team. His entire career, he's been an average player on bad teams.
I hate to use the "bust" label, but for Beasley it fits. This guy is a bust. Sure, he can play and possibly be a serviceable role player, but for how much talent this guy had, how much hype he had, how much he dominated in college. The guy is too talented to be this bad, I'm very frustrated at Beasley's lack of effort. Plus, his collection of tattoos look god-awful.
I'm sorry if I come off as hater, but I used to be such a big fan of this guy, and Michael Beasley has become the personification of disappointment. How the mighty have fallen...
He hasn't really been in trouble. He's had some minor issues, but nothing that has carried over from team to team. He just has a low bball IQ and has no position defensively. Those things haven't changed.
I think it has and i am thoroughly disappointed in him. He has got the physical tools to be a star, just lacks the mental side.
I was a fan and always thought he could turn it around - I thought Phoenix would be perfect for him. I think he has had enough chances.........
he just takes terrible shots, he is a nightmare for his coaches...he KILLS offensive possessions
Im quite disappointed with Beasley, especially after having some great scoring moments with Minnesota, I really thought he could become a player like Melo also.. But what the hell happened to him this year? wtf is wrong with this pothead
He thinks he has a great jumper, so he takes a lot of long twos. He doesn't have that good a jumper and so he ends up shooting a terrible percentage and killing his team.
But I think the talent is there and at some point he could become serviceable. He needs to dedicate himself to hitting the boards like he did in college. Then he can at least be an average player. Right now he isa team killer.
Suns would have been a perfect fit for him if Nash was still there. A run and gun offense with Nash can make anyone a 20 PPG scorer.
hell yeah i agree I thought he was going to be a beast in the league this mf tricked me lol.
I think that if he would have focused on being a power forward it might have helped him because in minnesota they had to play him at SF because of kevin love. If he was a PF he would be forced to hit the boards and develop some kind of inside game. coming out he was suppose to be a PF version of carmelo.
Exactly! I always felt Beas was most "alive" when he was with Miami. The Heat played him as a four, splitting time with Haslem. And if I'm not mistaken he was a pretty good offensive rebounder there too. Playing the four keeps him engaged and makes him a matchup nightmare, when he's at the three Beasley is nothing special. Michael lacks the foot speed and handle to consistently score on sf's so he often settles for a long 2. At the four He could stretch the defense with spot up 3's and consistently take pf's off the bounce, as well as get involved in ball screens where now he just passively sits on the wing and waits for the ball. I actually thought PHX was going to play him as a pf when the signed him, but they picked up Scola on the waiver and created a log jam with both he and Morris deserving minutes. Beasley's best chance at coming anywhere close to reaching any of his potential would have to start with him playing the four next to a big the commands attention in the paint. Think Lakers along side Dwight (and im not a lakers fan lol). It also wouldn't hurt if he had some veteran presence that demanded his best effort and focus every night out, look at what Coach Woodson and the 'knicks veterans have done for a guy like JR Smith. Pretty sure dude is only 23 so there's hope for him.
To be fair, he's getting wildly inconsistent minutes from Gentry; he'll go from a game where he's dropping 20, to playing 8 minutes. It's difficult to get into a rhythm when your coach isn't giving you those consistent minutes. We all know he's a volume shooter, he just needs to find his rhythm before the pluses outweigh the negatives.
That's because he's sucked all year and doesn't deserve consistent minutes. He's a scorer and nothing else, yet he wasn't scoring well so what is the point in playing him extended minutes?
He has a +/- rating of -19.5 (probably worse since the stat doesn't count yesterday's game). That's good enough for the worst in the entire league among players who get at least ~20 minutes a game. No qualified player is within 3 points of him in that stat.
This spread is hilariously bad. He is simply one of the worst net negative players in the history of western civilization.
At no point this season (so far) has he played less than 15 minutes. Gentry is not an unreasonable guy, if he gets less than his 27 minutes average there will be a good reason for it. Such as Beas shooting around 38% or a lack of defense.
I've been rooting for him to prove people wrong after people called him a bust in his 2nd year in Miami but there's only so many times you can say a guy needs a change of scenery.
In the world of Professional Sports we have to understand alot of talent is being wasted, because players are going to teams that dont use them in the right way. When this guy got drafted he got drafted to a team that already had a superstar in D Wade. You see how fast they got rid of him when James and Bosh came, they pretty much gave him away for free. He had superstar talent coming out of school, but just got with the wrong team that didn't need him . I hope he can find his way in the league cause he is very talented and young.
He's done wonders for Evan Turner and even got Nick Young to start playing the right way finally, Philly needs scoring and Michael needs a team/coach that can maximize his ability on the court, I'm Sorry to say I haven't given up on him yet, I have faith he will become a very good scorer in the NBA, just taking him longer than expected to find his place...
if a non basketball fan who didnt know anything about the nba came and saw a game and beasley just happened to have a special night and play his best basketball, i am pretty sure that person would say hes 1 of the best players in the L. his skill set is still second to none but for some reason he just cant put it together to be the player he SHOULD be. from the get go he was in bad situations..i remember when he was a rookie on the heat, instead of helping the guy and mentoring him, dwade was almost jealous of him and always gave him the cold shoulder, this prob didnt help his cause 1 bit, then in minny it looked as if he wasnt even trying at times. and with all due respect to Klove, i always wondered why they put him as the face of the franchise instead of beasley, when beasley first got traded to minny i figured he would be the best player on that team and be on 1 of the all nba teams. it is definitely mostly his fault that he hasnt blossomed into the player he should be but at the same time he has had some pretty bad luck. For instance chris bosh is part of the 'big 3' of the miami heat (a team beasley used to play for) and beasley is better than bosh IMO. somethings just dont make sence. If he gets into a system where the coaches WANT to see him succeed then i believe he still has a shot to turn this thing around. I was really hoping that this would happen in pheonix but ayy what can you do right?
They can always make a deadline trade to get him, but at some point he has to show some life too...
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Officially. I been on his side but there is no consistency. No desire to be great or even the best he can be. Mentally is weak as f$ck. Happy to be rich I guess.
The Suns reportedly view Michael Beasley as "toxic," and the team's seven-game losing streak could lead to a "major shakeup."
The report stems from long-time NBA writer Shaun Powell, citing an anonymous Suns source, but there are no details about what the "shakeup" might be -- for what it's worth, Chris Broussard reports that Alvin Gentry's job is still safe. As for Beasley, his bottoming out and becoming a negative presence in Phoenix is not at all surprising given his history, though few could have predicted it happening this quickly. The Suns inked him for $18 million over three years this summer, and it already looks like a bad investment.