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Bradley Beal - Part III

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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1381 » by DCZards » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:11 am

SUPERBALLMAN wrote:Devin Booker has been named by Adam Silver as an injury replacement to the 2020 All-Star Game for Damian Lillard. Booker will also replace Lillard in the Three-Point Contest.

Booker is averaging 26.4 points (10th in NBA) and 6.3 assists (19th) while shooting career bests of 49.6% from the field (30th) and 92.0% from the free throw line (2nd) in this his fifth season.


Booker got selected for replace Dame because he's a Western Conf. player....like Lillard. Beal wasn't a candidate for that slot.
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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1382 » by SUPERBALLMAN » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:47 am

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SUPERBALLMAN wrote:Devin Booker has been named by Adam Silver as an injury replacement to the 2020 All-Star Game for Damian Lillard. Booker will also replace Lillard in the Three-Point Contest.

Booker is averaging 26.4 points (10th in NBA) and 6.3 assists (19th) while shooting career bests of 49.6% from the field (30th) and 92.0% from the free throw line (2nd) in this his fifth season.


Booker got selected for replace Dame because he's a Western Conf. player....like Lillard. Beal wasn't a candidate for that slot.




Why is that? The All-Star game isn't East vs West anymore.
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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1383 » by DCZards » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:23 am

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SUPERBALLMAN wrote:Devin Booker has been named by Adam Silver as an injury replacement to the 2020 All-Star Game for Damian Lillard. Booker will also replace Lillard in the Three-Point Contest.

Booker is averaging 26.4 points (10th in NBA) and 6.3 assists (19th) while shooting career bests of 49.6% from the field (30th) and 92.0% from the free throw line (2nd) in this his fifth season.


Booker got selected for replace Dame because he's a Western Conf. player....like Lillard. Beal wasn't a candidate for that slot.




Why is that? The All-Star game isn't East vs West anymore.


Because the all-star voting/selection process is still East & West...and each conference gets 12 slots. The NBA is not going to give Lillard's Western conference slot to Beal, an Eastern Conf. player.
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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1384 » by gambitx777 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:04 am

Too bad no east play bailed on the game. But there was a good chance it didn't go to Beal either way .I hope wall and Beal show to support bertains , Rui and Mo

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Post#1385 » by DCZards » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:18 pm

gambitx777 wrote:Too bad no east play bailed on the game. But there was a good chance it didn't go to Beal either way .I hope wall and Beal show to support bertains , Rui and Mo

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BB and his family are vacationing someplace where it's 90 degrees. His fiancé tweeted about it yesterday. Smart move on his part.
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Post#1386 » by gambitx777 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:46 pm

I kind of wish he would show up for the guys but hopefully wall shows up

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Post#1387 » by DCZards » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:37 pm

gambitx777 wrote:I kind of wish he would show up for the guys but hopefully wall shows up


I’m sure Rui, Mo and Davis totally understand Beal prioritizing his family—and getting some rest and relaxation in preparation for the Zards playoff push. :)
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Post#1388 » by gambitx777 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:01 pm

I know I'm not bagging on him.just a lot of people have him **** over his reactions to the all star game and it would have gone a long way to shut them up. he deserves a beach day with his family !
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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1389 » by nate33 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:53 pm

Beal is now 2nd in the league in scoring and one of only 2 players to average over 30 PPG:

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Post#1390 » by DCZards » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:17 pm

Among the guards in the top 5 in scoring (Lillard, Harden, Young & Beal) Brad ranks second (45.7) in FG% behind Dame (46), and that’s despite shooting only 33% on 3s. Lillard shoots 39.3% on 3s; Harden is at 35.9% & Young shoots 34.7% on threes.

It's also great to see that BB has raised his FT shooting from a career # of 80.6% to 84.5% this season. He is currently 8th in the league in FT attempts for the season.
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Post#1391 » by Kanyewest » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:24 pm

DCZards wrote:Among the guards in the top 5 in scoring (Lillard, Harden, Young & Beal) Brad ranks second (45.7) in FG% behind Dame (46), and that’s despite shooting only 33% on 3s. Lillard shoots 39.3% on 3s; Harden is at 35.9% & Young shoots 34.7% on threes.

It's also great to see that BB has raised his FT shooting from a career # of 80.6% to 84.5% this season. He is currently 8th in the league in FT attempts for the season.


Lillard TS% is at 62% while Beal is only at 58%. But if Beal can raise his 3 point percentage to 40 %, he will move himself into the mvp conversation as he gets better teammates that help him win.
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Post#1392 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:42 pm

I would say not playing in the All-Star game has been the best thing to happen to Beal.
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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1393 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:43 pm

Whatever that man did over the All-Star break he needs to keep doing it.
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Post#1394 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:44 pm

Remember all the times many of us lamented about the Wizards not trading Harden for Beal if that rumor is true?

I would say that right now Beal is looking pretty damn good. First time any NBA player has had back-to-back 50 point games since Kobe.

nate33 wrote:Beal is now 2nd in the league in scoring and one of only 2 players to average over 30 PPG:

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Post#1395 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:45 pm

I have to confess also wanting Bradley Beal and his rights at draft time traded for Damian Lillard and another pick or future considerations.

Right now I would say I was wrong.
DCZards wrote:Among the guards in the top 5 in scoring (Lillard, Harden, Young & Beal) Brad ranks second (45.7) in FG% behind Dame (46), and that’s despite shooting only 33% on 3s. Lillard shoots 39.3% on 3s; Harden is at 35.9% & Young shoots 34.7% on threes.

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Post#1396 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:47 pm

The thing I did not like about deal was never his play on the court. His first three or four years he was injured a lot.

I have never seen a player do what Bradley Beal is doing in terms of staying game ready and healthy after being injured early on so frequently.

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Post#1397 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:49 pm

Bradley Beal by not making the All-Star game has received a lot of positive attention. His star value is going higher and higher and he's backing it up on the court.

I wonder if his play is trending upward in a sustained way statistically and quantitatively?

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Post#1398 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:52 pm

https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/bealbr01.html

To answer my own question yes it is!

In addition to taking more shots he is also really making more free throws in both attempts and percentages.

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Post#1399 » by nate33 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:03 pm

Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:I have to confess also wanting Bradley Beal and his rights at draft time traded for Damian Lillard and another pick or future considerations.

Right now I would say I was wrong.
DCZards wrote:Among the guards in the top 5 in scoring (Lillard, Harden, Young & Beal) Brad ranks second (45.7) in FG% behind Dame (46), and that’s despite shooting only 33% on 3s. Lillard shoots 39.3% on 3s; Harden is at 35.9% & Young shoots 34.7% on threes.

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Re: Bradley Beal - Part III 

Post#1400 » by SUPERBALLMAN » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:06 pm

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