nate33 wrote:Wow, Beal has been the perfect basketball player on offense tonight. It's not just that he is making shots. He is making every right decision. I just love his bball IQ. He continues to run the offense and make the pass to the post. Every shot he takes is within the flow. Just beautiful.
And he kept it up all night. He just fits in so perfectly and he made no mistakes. He finished with 6 assists despite rarely holding the ball for more than 1 second at a time. This is the part I like most about Beal. Yes, going 6 of 7 from 3-point range was awesome, but I was more impressed with his decisions.
The one downside is that I really haven't seen him create any shots on his own (except for the game winner against OKC). I'm not sure if it's because he can't, or if it's because he innately understands that one-on-one shot creation is typically a low-percentage endeavor. Either way, he hasn't shown to me that he can really be the type of closer that this team so desperately needs. He's only 19 so he might certainly add it to his repertoire, but for now, I don't think it's there.