NBA Cover Ups: The Story Of Michael Beasley

June 9th, 2010 by Bhemis Parks Leave a reply »
Apparently after 159 games (97 as a starter) into a career that has him as a 14 points and 6 rebounds in a little over 27 minutes per game guy, Michael Beasley is a bust... Never mind that his per 36 minute numbers(19 points and 8 rebounds) look a little like an All-Star type of player(especially for a guy playing with a +25ppg scorer). For some reason, folks just want to bring this kid down and tear him apart.

I just got finished running through his numbers and they aren't that different from a lot of the power forwards in today's game after their second season was completed.

Heck, the kid only has 14 games out of 67 were he hasn't reached double figures. Yet everyone looks at his numbers and gives a very inaccurate picture of what the real story in Miami is. Lets just look at the facts, shall we...

Playing time versus season averages

Michael Beasley was in a very unusual position. He was manning a position on a team that had a top 20 power forward behind him (Udonis Haslem). Even on nights that Beasley was playing better than he normally does, he rarely played past 32 minutes.

Think I'm kidding??? Beasley ...

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