mcfly1204 wrote:I feel that both Waiters and Beal will be have very nice careers, but I think Waiters ability to create for himself and others gives him the edge over Beal in a head to head comparison. Shooting is something that can be improved if you put in the effort, but rarely do you see players develop an ability to get to the rim the way Waiters already can.
Its funny, I actually think Waiter's ability to create for himself is his biggest enemy. I think a guy like Beal who can score without having to isolate makes him much more valuable unless the guy is ridiculously efficient (harden, curry, durant).
I will say that Dion is way better than Beal at getting into the lane and is indeed doing a better job finishing. But I heavily value a guy like Beal who can play within a system, give you 20 points while not effecting the teams offensive flow.
If Waiter's was scoring at a much more efficient rate, I would be much more impressed. Even though Beal struggled early on, he didn't dominate the ball so his efficiency wasn't hurting his team as much.
Can you imagine Beal next to Kyrie?
That backcourt would be ridiculous and way better than Wall/Beal or Kyrie/Waiters