Brought to you in part by: The mean streets of

Submit any blog posts you feel are worthy to
And by worthy.. we mean that they don't suck.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Beasley Nearly Flawless in First Pro Outing

The number one overall pick in the NBA's 2008 draft, Michael Beasley, played his first game as a pro today. Beasley's Miami Heat defeated the second overall draft pick, Derrick Rose, and his Chicago Bulls 94-70 in the Orlando Summer League.
Beasley played just 23 minutes, but managed to score a career-high (haha, duh, it's his first game as a pro) 28 points, and was just one rebound shy of a double-double. He hit nearly half his shots from the floor (9 for 21), and flat-out outplayed Joakim Noah, and Tyrus Thomas of the Chicago Bulls. Both Noah, and Thomas are second-year players.

Surprisingly enough, Beasley thought he could have done better. After the game, he said he should've scored more points, and dished out a few more passes. But, altogether I think Beasley should be very proud of himself, he played one hell of a game. I expect to see more from where that came from this upcoming season.

Derrick Rose finished with just 10 points, and hit 3 from 8 on the floor. Worst of all, Rose turned the ball over five times. This was just a small preview of what to expect from the NBA in the next several years, and that is...Many great matchups, and showdowns between these two.

Congrats to Beasley for such a fine debut, and welcome to the NBA!! It gets much tougher from here on out.

1 comment:

Dumont J. Walker III said...

See I knew this would pop up on this blog at some point, and I can't stand it. I hate summer ball. Summer league ball means absolutely nothing. Beasley played well against a bunch of college players. We already knew he could play well against college guys. Call me when he puts up 25 and 12 against Boston

Website Hit Counters
Web Counter