I believe people should give Blake Griffin more credit. He is not undersized(6'9 1/2). Anyway even if he was undersized, he has incredible footwork. A perfect example of this is 6'8 Paul Milsap( 14.8pts 9.3rbds). Griffin is powerful, can shoot, rebound, block, and is a good free throw shooter.. I think he has just as good as a chance to be a great nba player as Micheal Beasley. (Beasley has been less than impressive. Some nights his shot is on fire, and others he cannot get it in.[shot to flat].)
Beasley has the Most Potential in last years draft next to Mr. Rose. The thing that scares me about Blake is the same aspect that scared me about Mr. Mayo and that is Potential with a capital P. Blake is a solid college player but how much better will he get? I see him averaging around the same numbers as Paul Milsap. But I dont see him pulling down ten rebounds on average. Beasleys playing time has been very erratic and this has been a deter to his confidence on the floor. If he were on a team such as....Washington he would get more playing time more feeds more rebounds etc. We honestly dont know how good Beasley is but we are starting to see how good Blake is.
Here is the thing for me with Blake Griffin vs. Michael Beasley. I see Michael Beasley as a jump shooting Power Forward where I see Blake is more of an inside banger power forward. I see where you were going with the Paul Millsap comparison in a sense but Blake is bigger than Millsap just as srong as Millsap and already a better post scorer than Millsap. People keep questioning Griffin's mid-range jumper but he shoots it off the glass Tim Duncanesque the only way Griffin fails is if he stops working on his jumper once he gets to the league if he keeps working on it he really could be a top level NBA Power Forward. I see Beasley as more of a flat out scorer and in some ways I think he is more suited to play the 3. Plus I think the extra year of college ball will help Griffin out tremendously.
He knows he has to improve and spent the past summer in california running with sandbags and doing military style workouts, this man strives for excellence, and will put in countless hours to improve himself. The thing about Blake Griffin is he has confidence in himself but knows that you can't do anything without your teammates and I think that trait will get him farthest in the league.
beasley did better then
carmello and durant
as a pf
but hes a natrual sf
on the collge level
as a pf
but hes a natrual sf
let him get the hang of the game
the heat will b a contender
sand if he started he probally would be gettin doubles doubles
or close to it
but hes time is cut
i see more poteinal and beasley then blake
They both are pretty equal. I think beasley will average 20 a game by next year. the only reason beasley is getting inconsistent clock is because he plays REALLY REALLY bad defense and doesnt rebound as good as everybody thought. But last year, head to head, beasley outplayed griffin (just barely though). They will probably have the same level of production in the pros though.
keep this in mind tho
beasley can play pf and go at it with griffin but he can also come out and play sf
something griffin cant do
so beasley is a lil more valuable then blake
he juss need to work
Questioning O.J Mayo's potential? He is tearing it up. He is a roy candidate in hte best race in a while, and he has beaten some teams by himself. That makes no sense. The greatest plus with griffin for me is his potential, thats showed by his huge improvement from last year to this year. Beasley's numbers came from bieng the center power forward and small forward at the same time for K State, he was everything on bubble type team. He was still amazing, dont get me wrong, but he seems to be a volume shooter, no defense kind of numbers player to me so far. Which sucks, cuz im from Miami and a Heat fan. I think he will get better though, needs a reality check and nobody better than Pat Rielly to give it to him, once they contend again. Griffin is getting better rapidly, dominating and leading a dominant team. He is so much better than Millsap. Millsap is overachieving bigtime, whereas if Griffin were to have the same numbers, he would be an underachiever. Sky is the limit, I think he is hands down the best prospect and a lock to be a nasty nasty power forward, better than Amare
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/stories/020408dnspobrown... That article says the Blake Griffin aspires to play like Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic. I could see Blake being one of the top rebounders in the league..........if he really wants to play like Dwight Howard. Another thing is I wish (myself included) we would all get over this OBSESSION with the mid-range jumper.......man a Jump Hook would be just as valuable to Blake Griffin as a mid-range jumper would. I think Michael Beasley really ruined eveyone's judgement because he measured on 6'7 without shoes. Hypothetically *IF* and that is a big *IF* Blake measures 6'9 without shoes and gets a 6'10 listing you do realize that is basically a Forward/Center in the NBA. Now we are talking about Griffin being a back to the basket big man I know everyone (myself included) wants to compare Blake to the David Lee's, Paul Millsaps, Udonis Haslem's, and Carlos Boozer's of the world but he could be the same size as Emeka Okafor which changes things trememdously.
Griffin's knees are really the only downside I see. If he's stays healthy he'll be a star.
He has Dwight Howard's athleticism in Carlos Boozer's body...he is gonna be a top 10 rebounder his whole career, he might only score about 15 a game, but he will be a handful for other PF's on the glass which would wear them down...I see him putting up Emeka Okafor #'s which are very solid and consistent!!!
With the Beasley comparison, there really is no comparison...Beasley is a perimeter, face-up player, Griffin is a banger...Beasley will never get close to the rebounding #'s he put up in college, while Griffin will maintain his high amount of rebs!!! The reason I say this is Beasley is soft and shy's away from contact when it comes to rebounding, While Griffin is an absolute ANIMAL, he loves the contact and is fearless...Beasley will score more pts, Griffin will get more rebs, and he will get 2 blocks/game off athleticism alone...they will have equal impact in different ways...Beasley will get the all-star games, but I think Blake is the guy you want if you're trying to win championships!!!
with the young coach the heat got beasley will get stronger and tougher i see him being a double double player and if wade stays on the heat he will make sure beasley gets better at defense wade wants a ring