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Bradley Beal - Part III

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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1421 » by payitforward » Thu May 7, 2020 6:56 pm

Posted elsewhere, but am putting in this look at Brad's season:

...only someone as good as Brad would be asked to carry the load he did this year. & I attribute to that load the quite small efficiency dip in Brad's numbers.

It wasn't much of a dip at all. In fact, if we look at his non-scoring stats per 40 minutes there was virtually no dip overall with one exception -- he turned the ball over .75 more times per 40 minutes. & that, naturally, is the result of the increase in his usage (which was already very high). All the other stuff (rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, fouls) more or less balances out with his numbers last year.

As to scoring itself, Brad took over 25 shots & almost 9 FTAs every 40 minutes --@ a 23% jump from last year. Yet, his TS% was virtually the same as last year (57.9% vs. 58.1% -- effectively no difference at all).

So, ...what (this) ...tells you is that Brad ...is continuing to grow & develop -- precisely b/c of how much he was asked to do & how little the dip was.

... you put more on this guy, & he does not break. He doesn't even really bend! Wow...!
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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1422 » by queridiculo » Tue May 26, 2020 8:45 pm

Beal is just a tremendous young man, would love to see him play out his career with Washington.

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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1423 » by Ruzious » Wed May 27, 2020 1:50 pm

Now that he's got the offensive side mastered to an extent, it's time to D up and prove he's an all-around star. We know he and Wall CAN play D at a high level. It's just a matter of seeing them do it on a consistent basis for a full season.
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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1424 » by dckingsfan » Wed May 27, 2020 2:55 pm

Ruzious wrote:Now that he's got the offensive side mastered to an extent, it's time to D up and prove he's an all-around star. We know he and Wall CAN play D at a high level. It's just a matter of seeing them do it on a consistent basis for a full season.

Part of that goes back to minutes played?
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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1425 » by doclinkin » Wed May 27, 2020 4:11 pm

dckingsfan wrote:
Ruzious wrote:Now that he's got the offensive side mastered to an extent, it's time to D up and prove he's an all-around star. We know he and Wall CAN play D at a high level. It's just a matter of seeing them do it on a consistent basis for a full season.

Part of that goes back to minutes played?


And usage rate. And style. Beal has commonly run more miles per year than any other player with his off ball motion and screen action game. And since his diet change he has proven remarkably durable, not taking the ‘rest’ afforded by injury.

There’s a finite limit to the amount of energy he can expend. As other players step up and carry that workload — or return from injury as in Johns case— Beal can turn up the effort on defense as well. As he alluded to in the video he is a notch undersized at his position. He can only defend well by constant action, and without an intimidating defender behind him he has to play both the drive and the shot. The blanket is too short to cover the shoulders and the feet.

Our defense would need roster help as well as scheme. And a distributed workload on offense will help here as well.
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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1426 » by dckingsfan » Wed May 27, 2020 5:31 pm

doclinkin wrote:
dckingsfan wrote:
Ruzious wrote:Now that he's got the offensive side mastered to an extent, it's time to D up and prove he's an all-around star. We know he and Wall CAN play D at a high level. It's just a matter of seeing them do it on a consistent basis for a full season.

Part of that goes back to minutes played?

And usage rate. And style. Beal has commonly run more miles per year than any other player with his off ball motion and screen action game. And since his diet change he has proven remarkably durable, not taking the ‘rest’ afforded by injury.

There’s a finite limit to the amount of energy he can expend. As other players step up and carry that workload — or return from injury as in Johns case— Beal can turn up the effort on defense as well. As he alluded to in the video he is a notch undersized at his position. He can only defend well by constant action, and without an intimidating defender behind him he has to play both the drive and the shot. The blanket is too short to cover the shoulders and the feet.

Our defense would need roster help as well as scheme. And a distributed workload on offense will help here as well.

Which brings us back to a rim protecting PF or C... in addition to distributing the offensive load and a few less minutes.
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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1427 » by gambitx777 » Fri May 29, 2020 12:01 am

He will play better D once walls back and the offence isn't all on him. Also I wonder if Beal wants to take a shot at getting blown out by the bucks or the raps or would he rather just not.


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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1428 » by long suffrin' boulez fan » Fri May 29, 2020 12:07 pm

doclinkin wrote:
dckingsfan wrote:
Ruzious wrote:Now that he's got the offensive side mastered to an extent, it's time to D up and prove he's an all-around star. We know he and Wall CAN play D at a high level. It's just a matter of seeing them do it on a consistent basis for a full season.

Part of that goes back to minutes played?


And usage rate. And style. Beal has commonly run more miles per year than any other player with his off ball motion and screen action game. And since his diet change he has proven remarkably durable, not taking the ‘rest’ afforded by injury.

There’s a finite limit to the amount of energy he can expend. As other players step up and carry that workload — or return from injury as in Johns case— Beal can turn up the effort on defense as well. As he alluded to in the video he is a notch undersized at his position. He can only defend well by constant action, and without an intimidating defender behind him he has to play both the drive and the shot. The blanket is too short to cover the shoulders and the feet.

Our defense would need roster help as well as scheme. And a distributed workload on offense will help here as well.


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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1429 » by DCZards » Fri May 29, 2020 8:35 pm

Excerpted:
Bradley Beal has emerged in trade rumors even though the Washington Wizards have maintained the position publicly and privately that he's not available. Beal has also reiterated he wants to remain with the Wizards.

Beal wants to reunite with John Wall and see how the Wizards can compete.

"My biggest thing right now is that I want to play with John [Wall] again,'' Beal said. "I want to see him get back to that level where I know he can be, especially since my game has grown so much [while he's been out]. What can we accomplish together? I'm so happy he's healthy, working his tail off."

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