In my opinion Kevin Durant has nothing on Michael Beasley. This kid is flat out phenomenal. With his 44 points and 13 rebounds last week against Baylor he eclipsed Carmelo Anthony’s NCAA freshmen record number of double-doubles (was 22 – Beasley has 24 with 3 games left). He followed that up with a 30 point and 15 rebound performance in a 74-65 loss against one of his toughest Big 12 opponents, Texas on Monday night.
How great would it have been if Durant had stayed and we could have seen that matchup? One for the ages, thats for sure. Durant would have to matchup against Beast-ley or K State’s other stud, Bill Walker. I can picture Beast-ley dominating Durant all evening on the glass and in the paint. The only hope Durant would have would be his little turn around fade from about 15 and knocking down some 3 balls. Beast-ley and Walker would be way to much to handle inside, as they both hold probably 50 pounds over Durant’s skinny ass.
If the Sixers could somehow, someway get this kid, OH how the landscape in the Eastern Conference would change. Imagine a starting five of : Sam-U-el, Beast-ley, Thad, Iggy, and Andre. That would be one exciting, high-flying squad to watch night in and night out. They would instantly become contenders in the weak East and have to be the outright favorites to win the woeful Atlantic division.
Kansas State will face sixth ranked Kansas in Lawrence on Saturday (3/1/08). This will most likely be his toughest opponent with the likes of Darrell Arthur, Darnell Jackson, and Sasha Kaun all getting a chance to guard him. If Beast-ley can pull out a double-double against this team and finish with 25 double-doubles for the season (30 games), he should seriously consider an official name change. Because un-officially I am calling him Michael Beast-ley from now on.
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40! Enough said.
No, seriously though, did anyone actually keep Comcast on and watch this game? I watched the first and second quarters and some parts of the second half. The first quarter was absolutely ridiculous, the Sixers scored a season high 37 points in the first, and Iggy didn’t even have a bucket. It was up and down, run and gun, exciting basketball, that was actually fun to watch. Iggy steal here, Dalembert block there, Willie Green “in rhythm for two”. Calvin Booth even had a monster jam off an Iggy steal and assist. They finished the half on a tear ending with a season high 72 points, doubling up their counterpart who went into the locker room down 36.
Oh and Thaddeus Young, Rookie of the Year candidate as of last night. He is playing incredible basketball, and had a sick dunk last night, in the second quarter I believe, off of a Lou Will steal that he muscled away from Fred Jones (? – I think). Thad finished the game with 20 points on 8-11 shooting from the field and added 8 boards.
First things first, I must apologize to Mo Cheeks about my prior post. He did a great job last night; keeping the tempo up, managing to get 9 players at least 20 minutes each, and really confusing Isiah Thomas with his defensive game-plan. Congrats on the big win, on the eve of your new contract.
Tough few games coming up on the schedule. The 76ers get to face Orlando two of the next three games with a “should” win game at Miami in between. After that they hit the road for three tough games; at Golden State, at Phoenix, and at the Clippers (easy).
Keep it up boys. I wouldn’t mind attending a playoff game from the box.
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