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Michael Beasley looks to pass against the Charlotte Bobcats
Michael Beasley was signed to a three-year contract with the Phoenix Suns and had high expectations coming in to the season.
Beasley has had a couple solid games but has been a largely inconsistent performer. One game he scores 20 points and the next game it'll be seven points.
It really doesn't make sense considering his talent and considerable role in the offense. It's tough to pinpoint just one area he needs to improve in when he's struggling in several aspects of the game.
Offensively, Beasley has to improve his shooting percentages. There's no way a starting small forward of his talent level should shoot 35.6 percent from the field, 67.9 percent from the free-throw line and 27.2 percent from three-point territory.
In my opinion, his shooting woes can be attributed to the lack of arc on his jumper. Earlier in Beasley's career, his shot had much better arc and the stats show his shooting numbers were better.
The past two seasons have seen that arc slowly fade away and his numbers have followed suit.
Defensively, he has had trouble staying in front of the opposition and needs to be a more focused defender.
Beasley has the length to be a better individual defender, but it seems like he doesn't have the foot quickness to match up with most opposing small forwards.
For his sake, Beasley needs to at least improve his consistency both defensively and offensively.