The Phoenix Suns decided to give a young small forward, Michael Beasley, a second chance at being an NBA starter.
Well, after 18 games, Beasley is averaging just 12 points and five rebounds a game. That's as a starter. A starter that is getting 28 minutes of playing time every game.
If the numbers don't improve soon, Beasley could very well find himself on the bench. After that, if he is still not performing, the Suns could try to ship him away. Now what?
Will another team be willing to let Beasley start? His offense won't get him there, and his defense won't do him any favors either.
Fact is, if Beasley can't turn it around in Phoenix, his days of being an NBA starter are all but over. When he was first signed by the Suns, I thought that it was a terrific move.
I pictured Beasley returning to his 2011 form. During that season, he started 73 games and averaged 19 points per game on 45 percent shooting.
He was efficient on the offensive end and showed all the potential the Miami Heat saw in him when they picked him second in the 2008 NBA Draft.
In Miami, he looked like a scorer with limitless potential. Per ...
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Are Phoenix Suns Michael Beasley’s Last Shot at Being an NBA Starter?December 4th, 2012 by Danny Dukker Leave a reply »