Jedzz wrote:Mattya wrote:I don’t think Beasley has any impact on the Wolves trying to add talent. I think that Beasley would be best in the Eric Gordon/JJ Reddick role off the bench. Very solid starter, but potential 6th man of the year candidate off the bench.
I don't share this thinking at all. If someone thinking like you happens to be pulling any strings while trying to work out a Beasley deal to stay we are likely to lose him and be stuck with another garbage draft rookie that can't shoot and needs work on everthing yet and likely puts in half the effort Beasley does in games. It would be such a step backwards from where they are right now that if that happens I'll be first in line holding the can Rosas signs. I already saw a player he traded up for. I already saw him believe he should insert him into starting lineups in error. Don't want to see this again. I don't know about you and some of the others. But I'm done waiting 5 or more years for the team to figure out what we can already see. I'm done watching scrub developing players start here. That is what bench minutes are for. Either Rosas is the GM that starts doing things better with young draft picks or bring in the next GM. I'm with him if he can improve this.
Show us all the Lebron ready players in this draft that are going to deserve to push Beasley to 6th man. None deserve it, zero have proved it, zero deserve the hype and the projectionss people will offer the top 10 players. You think I'm going to believe the team's judgement again after I saw them hide Culver all offseason and then insert him in starting lineups unready like they did? Beasley has actually earned a starting role by proving skill and working his tail off. I don't care that many here seem to be trying really hard to talk him down and pray they can rip this kid off with a cheezeball deal just so they can go blow the remainder on jokes their imagination is running with right now. Many have had to find more enjoyment in the process of finding players than they could get out of the team playing for ages. I understand it, but to get out of the gutters this team has to change and it starts with the end of rolling a bunch of hope and imagination into a ball and calling them a developing starter.
Beasley was shooting 42.6% threes for us. He's shot over 40% in another season for Denver. This is rarified air your breathing right now with him around here. This is what the system Rosas brought in absolutely needs before all else. Unless you are going to show me a draft pick that can do that right now while offering something additional, don't do it. Please don't even think about it.
I don't think Mattya was arguing we should bench Beasley for a rookie. But if we were able to add a better SG without trading Beasley in the process (which is highly unlikely), Beasley would slide to a 6th man role and improve the team's depth in the process.
The Eric Gordon role off the bench is one I've thought about for Beasley myself. But worth noting Mattya that Gordon has started over half of Houston's games in the past three seasons.