The Spotlight’s On Michael Beasley But Will He Shine?

February 19th, 2010 by Michael Pinto Leave a reply »
Dwyane Wade was sporting a walking boot on the sideline as he watched his teammates prepare for Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzles.

With Wade out at least the next two games and probably more with a strained right calf, the Miami Heat will need Michael Beasley to step up and assume the No. 1 scoring role. 

The second-year forward has at times shown flashes of brilliance, but his inconsistency on both ends of the court have his coach's and teammates scratching their heads on nights Beasley struggles. When he gets hot, the 21-year old can be great, but when he goes cold it's often hard to watch.

Much to the frustration of head coach Eric Spoelstra, Beasley has yet to harness his undeniable talent for scoring from practically anywhere on the court. His midrange jumper is a thing of beauty when its dropping and there are few players who take the ball to the rim with such ease. But the concentration and decision-making just aren't there on a nightly basis. 

Beasley has scored 20 or more points on seventeen occasions this season, but has twelve games with 10 or fewer points. He has 23 games with over .500 shooting and 16 games ...

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