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Beal, Bradley

Porter, Otto

Singleton, Chris

Wall, John

Booker, Trevor

Rice, Glen

Seraphin, Kevin

Ariza, Trevor

Gortat, Marcin

Miller, Andre

Nene, Maybyner

Gooden, Drew

Harrington, Al

Temple, Garrett

Webster, Martell

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Bradley Beal

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Post#981 Re: Bradley Beal
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:47 pm by tontoz

Nivek wrote:That Rookie Ladder thing is such a joke. NBA oughta be embarrassed to have that up on their site.



I think it's just marketing. They want to try to draw attention to as many rookies as possible. Whenever a guy gets hot he will shoot up the rankings like a rocket, passing guys who are having better years. If a guy has been near the top for awhile (like Davis) they will sometimes drop him like a stone so they can get some pub for other guys.

Flavor of the month kind of thing. I doubt they put much thought into it.
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Post#982 Re: Bradley Beal
Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:28 pm by DCZards

tontoz wrote:
I think it's just marketing. They want to try to draw attention to as many rookies as possible. Whenever a guy gets hot he will shoot up the rankings like a rocket, passing guys who are having better years. If a guy has been near the top for awhile (like Davis) they will sometimes drop him like a stone so they can get some pub for other guys.

Flavor of the month kind of thing. I doubt they put much thought into it.



Agreed. Plus, if they used a more stat-based process people would be wondering why guys like Bernard James, Copeland and Valanciunas, players who've had little impact on their team's success and don't stand a chance of being ROY, would be rated higher or even near guys like Beal and Lilliard.

Keep it simple is always the way to go in marketing.
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Post#983 Re: Bradley Beal
Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:31 pm by GhostsOfGil

Nivek wrote:That Rookie Ladder thing is such a joke. NBA oughta be embarrassed to have that up on their site.


Hey I never said it was a credible source, I'm just saying hes in a discussion. :wink:
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Post#984 Re: Bradley Beal
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:56 am by Illmatic21

Halcyon wrote:For those who missed the game.


His movement w/o the ball at 0:40 is perfect
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Post#985 Re: Bradley Beal
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:12 am by Induveca

tontoz wrote:
Nivek wrote:That Rookie Ladder thing is such a joke. NBA oughta be embarrassed to have that up on their site.



I think it's just marketing. They want to try to draw attention to as many rookies as possible. Whenever a guy gets hot he will shoot up the rankings like a rocket, passing guys who are having better years. If a guy has been near the top for awhile (like Davis) they will sometimes drop him like a stone so they can get some pub for other guys.

Flavor of the month kind of thing. I doubt they put much thought into it.


Yep....gotta make sure customers know about new product models.
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Post#986 Re: Bradley Beal
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:33 pm by Nivek

I understand marketing. I can also understand not wanting a guy like Bernard James on a list like that. Although, it might serve to draw attention to guys who are performing well (even in limited minutes), but that fans aren't aware of. But, I can understand not wanting low minute guys on the list. That's pretty easily handled with a minutes screen or by using "total credits" instead of a per minute rating.

Either way, the list oughta be credible. Dion Waiters at 3 isn't credible. Drummond at 6 -- not credible. Conference Rookie of the Month in December for Beal -- not credible.

Not to me anyway. :)
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Post#987 Re: Bradley Beal
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:39 pm by tontoz

I'll go out on a limb and guess that people who know the per minute production of all the rookies aren't their target audience lol.
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Post#988 Re: Bradley Beal
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:32 pm by GeneWilderSTL

I said homeboy make some noise! Great month so far for Beal - that was a nasty fall he took from Koufus - ah to be 19 again
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Post#989 Re: Bradley Beal
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:43 pm by dobrojim

Beal showing CONSISTENCY. Gotta love that from a 19 yo kid.
Another excellent game from BB. Beal with it!
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Post#990 Re: Bradley Beal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:04 am by doclinkin

B Real. Coming on strong. Love his synergy with Wall. And his toughness after Koufos double-dribbled him off the deck.
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Post#991 Re: Bradley Beal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:12 am by Tyrone Messby

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Post#992 Re: Bradley Beal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:37 am by The Consiglieri

Feeling very comfortable with my very rare positivity on something wizards, as in Beal, never lost the faith, figured he'd look a lot different once the team was starting it's first choice V, and sure enough, he looks like a different man w/Wall in there :). I'm shocked at how well they've been playing thus far, expected improvement, but not to this degree.
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Post#993 Re: Bradley Beal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:21 am by willbcocks

It's probably been brought up here, but I don't think it's got the attention it deserves: Beal has no left hand. Not only can he not dribble with his left hand at all--to the point that he'll do those one-handed crossovers rather than two-handed ones--but he doesn't shoot with his left hand, ever. Not on open layups, not on contested layups, now on short chip shots.

He's played this well without a left hand. I'm sure he can develop one if he sticks at it a few years. He has the chance to be a scary good player.
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Post#994 Re: Bradley Beal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:28 am by Knighthonor

I wonder what can make a Beal-Wall on the floor together rotation better.
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Post#995 Re: Bradley Beal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:56 am by nate33

willbcocks wrote:It's probably been brought up here, but I don't think it's got the attention it deserves: Beal has no left hand. Not only can he not dribble with his left hand at all--to the point that he'll do those one-handed crossovers rather than two-handed ones--but he doesn't shoot with his left hand, ever. Not on open layups, not on contested layups, now on short chip shots.

He's played this well without a left hand. I'm sure he can develop one if he sticks at it a few years. He has the chance to be a scary good player.

Interesting. You are right, but what's funny is that it's not very noticeable. Some one-handed guys are so obvious about it that it becomes easy to take their strong hand away. Calbert Cheaney was all left hand, for instance. Beal is so economical in his moves that you don't really notice that everything is with his right hand.

He'll get better at it though. I don't think it's all that uncommon for a non-PG 19-year-old to heavily favor the strong hand.
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Post#996 Re: Bradley Beal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:39 am by tontoz

Beal has been awful....... for the tank.

Another stealth 20+ point game. He is averaging 19 for the month and on the season his 3 point percentage is up to 36.4%.

I would like to see more pick and rolls with Nene/Beal. They don't do it often but when they do it really makes it tough for the defense.
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Post#997 Re: Bradley Beal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:56 pm by 20MexicanosIn1Van

Beal and Wall have been excellently together. I'm pretty excited about this team, just wish we didn't blow our cap flexibility on Okafor/Ariza.
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Post#998 Re: Bradley Beal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:31 pm by Jimmy Recard

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Post#999 Re: Bradley Beal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:16 pm by hands11

nate33 wrote:
willbcocks wrote:It's probably been brought up here, but I don't think it's got the attention it deserves: Beal has no left hand. Not only can he not dribble with his left hand at all--to the point that he'll do those one-handed crossovers rather than two-handed ones--but he doesn't shoot with his left hand, ever. Not on open layups, not on contested layups, now on short chip shots.

He's played this well without a left hand. I'm sure he can develop one if he sticks at it a few years. He has the chance to be a scary good player.

Interesting. You are right, but what's funny is that it's not very noticeable. Some one-handed guys are so obvious about it that it becomes easy to take their strong hand away. Calbert Cheaney was all left hand, for instance. Beal is so economical in his moves that you don't really notice that everything is with his right hand.

He'll get better at it though. I don't think it's all that uncommon for a non-PG 19-year-old to heavily favor the strong hand.


You both must have missed the end of the Denver game last night as Beal was dibbling around in the back court running off the clock and he transitioned onto his left hand effortlessly and continued dribbling around.

That is as much dribbling as I have seen Beal do in a while. He really doesn't dribble all that much now that the team has PGs out there. One or two dibbles to set up a shot or he passes. If you are thinking about dribble drive moves, then I would expect he finishes on his strong side. Specially if he is considering a dunk.
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Post#1000 Re: Bradley Beal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:24 pm by MikeTheKid

I kinda cant wait to see Beal in the Rookie Challenge during AS weekend
MikeTheKid wrote:No disrespect to Beal when I say this but Im starting to wish our 09-12 drafts should've went Curry, DMC, Klay/Kawhi, Drummond.

Dammit why are we cursed with EG!!!
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