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James Harden on Michael Beasley: "He's everywhere."

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. RocketsFido

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    Beasley is underrated, dude's always had game but his off the court habits got him in trouble. Hopefully he's ready to move past that forever.
     
  2. Shark44

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    He's our most consistent scoring option when Harden's on the bench. Crazy we picked him up so late. Great job DM!
     
  3. chenjy9

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    One of the things I have always admired about Morey is his ability to bounce back quickly from hits. Signs Ariza to be our next star hopeful. Nope doesn't work... Ariza never learned how to dribble beyond high school (?) level. Gets rid of him quickly Courtney Lee, by and large a good trade for us IMO. Spins the wheels in mediocrity for a while behind a merry-go-round of PG's, we end up with the fairly fun Asik, Parsons, Lin, and Harden lineup in a huge steal by Morey. We picked up Dwight shortly afterwards and soon got to the WCF in last year's playoffs. Great! Progress! Then this season came. This season has sucked. I am ever the Rockets optimist and even I can easily admit that. Questionable firing of McHale. Even more questionable promotion of JBB. I really thought it would be Finch, but oh wells. Botched trade with D-Mo, so fine we will keep him. Let's get rid of Thorton though, guess he's still butthurt about the trade. Can't really blame him though. There were times where he looked like the only Rockets player out there that gave a ****. Anyways, we pick up Beas and Goldilocks and man have they been effective to us. China might be the NBA's new minor league system!
     
  4. RV6

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    Where are all the people that thought this was a desperation move? :p

    There was no doubt he was our third, maybe second best scorer, the moment he was signed.
     
  5. SF3isBack!!

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    It was a desperation move, lol.
     
  6. YaoMing#1

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    I told you guys he would avg 18-20ppg if he got 28-30mpg.

    He's getting 15 right now in about 18-20 min I think that extra 10 min and he would be a 20/9 player easy. Beasley is a talented offensive player who tries hard on the boards and defense which is all you Can ask for.

    After james he is easily our 2nd best offensive option. He needs more minutes with the starters and Im convinced that him and dmo need to be the front court pairing closing out games unless were playing a huge frontline.

    34 points and 15 rebounds out of our pf spot tonight on 60% shooting gotta love it. Just 2 weeks ago it was the worst pf rotaion in the league these two is night and day compared to smith/jones.

    Even they have to realize that they wernt playing as well as dmo/Beas.

    It's not a fluke beasley is doing this every game now and needs more minutes he's going to make life so much easier for harden ariza and Bev.
     
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    We filled a position of need with a player in his prime, who's going to be our second best scorer some nights, for whats basically just over a mill a year.

    Desperation would have been overpaying or bringing in Tmac or something.
     
  9. IzakDavid13

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    I know right? It's like guys who have the total package at home yet cheat with an ugly, no personality having side piece just because she has a cute butt...
     
  10. supercoolBeas

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    I look at it this way....like I said before, I've watched 90% of Beasley's game since his rookie year. The difference is, this team actually gives him confidence to just be Beas, aka come in and get em buckets while the rest follows. Unlike in Miami during his rook-soph/Lebron/2015 stints, Spo and co. simply didn't give him enough freedom and killed his confidence. Every minor mistake he committed, he would be subbed the next deadball. In fact, this is a very hot topic among Heat fans for 7+ years and counting, Miami tried to make him someone who he isn't. They tried to mold him into a Udonis Haslem who scraps, plays D, and that spot up J. All attributes which clearly ain't Beasley is all about. He simply ain't a Miami Heat type of player.

    I've never seen him be this decent on D. Ever. He always got killed in the defensive rotations in Miami. Okay maybe last season he actually improved, but so far I'm surprised by his activity and effort level. Nowadays, you could see he actually tries. Maybe it has to do with Houston not being that much of a defensive-oriented team which gives Beas less pressure to think about D and just focus on his O and let the D come. Speaking of freedom, just look at that 19PPG season he had in Minny. They handed the keys of the offense to him and KLove and he did pretty decent, even being the go-to guys for a decent amount of their 17 wins. He's clearly capable to produce if given the chance.

    Some of you will say "wait until he comes back to his chucker self" but in reality guys, I actually think this is sustainable for Beasley. 11PPG/5 RPG would be actually realistic numbers to expect moving forward depending on the minutes given to him. He'll have some off nights where he'll go 3/10 and y'all should expect that. If anything, it's more of the constant D/effort that I'm worried about to be honest if he can keep those up...cause the offense will always be there from him.
     
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    That long two is just money for him. Please don't become a 3pt shooter Beasley, don't let Morey or our coaches or whomever let you dictate your game!!!
     
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    nice! :grin:
     
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    Very good post. Freedom to be himself is the key. Personally, i think 15/8 should be sustainable.

    Repped.
     
  14. swyyyguy

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    BEAS IN THE TRAP
     
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    You must be a teenager with that take. You're prime doesn't burn out until about 33, if he can be disciplined in his work ethic it could be longer ie; Vince Carter. But I wanted Beasley on this team since he dropped 35 of the most effortless points on us wjen he played for Minnesota. That's why I've always thought he makes a better sf but he brings such a breath of fresh air to the power forward position
     
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    If it wasn't a desperate move, he would have been signed much earlier, rather than wasting time and money on Thornton, and keeping the Jones experiment going. He would have been signed even before DMo's trade failed. Our PF hole was there all season long.

    You seriously believe that Morey would take a gamble on Beasley before it was clear that the situation was desperate? That said, I do think Morey should get the credit for finding him--if he really works out, just like he should get credit for finding Beverley from Russia.
     
  17. MarioKissoDeath

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    If he can keep off the drugs he can sustain this easily. Hopefully he has cleaned himself up so he can improve his life and get a big nba contract in the future.
     
  18. MorningZippo

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    Well, if you completely ignore the part where the Chinese season had to end, you're right.

    You seriously believe that we just happened to sign 2 players randomly, and that it had nothing to do with anything other than being desperate? That's comical in how short sighted it is.
     
  19. MorningZippo

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    Was he into real drugs? Ive only heard pot, and that wouldn't cause the issues we've seen. Work ethic and showing up was always the problem with him. Hopefully having a family dependent on him helps.
     
  20. MattM

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    The defense will need to tighten up on him. He'd be a 25PPG player right now with starter minutes. Defense tightens up on our PF, and good things will follow like open shots and alley oops.
     

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