Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics preview: Marcus Beasley steps up ...

There are 18 comments on the Apr 8, 2009, South Florida Sun-Sentinel story titled Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics preview: Marcus Beasley steps up .... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra went into Tuesday's game against the Hornets insisting there was "no conspiracy theory" when it came to rookie forward Michael Beasley.

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delbert

Hollywood, FL

#1 Apr 9, 2009
Don't worry Beas, soon come- great game.
juanp

Hialeah, FL

#2 Apr 9, 2009
Beasley should have been starting since January. They have a different set of rules for him. The kid is going to make it easier for Wade.
Onthejobtraining

Capitol Heights, MD

#4 Apr 9, 2009
Beasley equals Beast and if D-Wade wants to show how great of a basketball player he is, he will get Beasley more involved. D-Wade has to be his big brother, help him grow, learn and become a better player on and off the court. Beasley is still a kid so he just needs a lil direction. But his skills are unquestionable, so now it is up to Spoelstra its playoff time baby, show why you took Beasley at # 2, its time for the big boys to shine and put the kids to bed. D-Wade and Beasley can be Miami batman and robin, the best 1 to 2 punch Miami has every had. So give the kid a chance, everyone can see he is hungry and frustrated. But overall, good job Spoelstra, keep the Beast hungry!!!
Go heat

Miami, FL

#5 Apr 9, 2009
It's now or never baby
Heatastic

New York, NY

#6 Apr 9, 2009
Despite all this incessant quibbling - Beasley will be just fine. He's 20 years old - people! The biggest Heat concern is the constant void of a consistent presence down low. JO's knees must be shot - not to be able to flourish since the trade that brought him here. Other than UD and Maglorie - there are no other bangers. Come playoff time with more half court, lock down match-ups - JO has to make the sacrifice to just concentrate all his efforts on rebounding and imposing his will on both backboards. Forget any offense presence - if a shot or mismatch occurs - great but just focus on challenging every ball on both ends.
czar of the watercooler

North Webster, IN

#7 Apr 9, 2009
wade will win the whole thing all by himself, just like he always does.
Guillermo Oliver

Miami, FL

#8 Apr 9, 2009
The Heat should stop messing around with Beasley. Start and play the guy. He will give them at least 20 points and 8 rebounds per game.He has been mishandled all season long. So what if he needs to improve on his defensive play.Who else is going to give them that kind of production? Let the kid learn and grow. They're not going to be winning any championships any time soon. I don't get it. Play and start the guy.
Michael

Tucson, AZ

#9 Apr 9, 2009
Those are some really endorsing comments from Wade. I don't think Wade likes Beas all that much. This would be great if Beas can get hot right before the playoffs. He isn't as tired as most rookies and could really tear it up. If we protect the five we can easily take atlanta and give cleveland all they want if Wade and Beas are clicking
Ron

Miami, FL

#10 Apr 9, 2009
Who's Marcus Beasley, Ira?
bulls fan

United States

#11 Apr 9, 2009
we knocking out philly tonight for you guys!
bulls fan

United States

#12 Apr 9, 2009
8pm watch the ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Thank god we didnt give you guys the ALL CHICAGO BACKCOURT ROSE/WADE WOWWWWW
Slim

Oceanside, CA

#13 Apr 9, 2009
Doesn't sound like Wade wants to share the spotlight.
Mitch in NC

Durham, NC

#14 Apr 9, 2009
It seems everyone is talking about Spo's distrust of Beasley. Seems that Wade has as much to do with his lack of starting/playing time as Spo. For whatever reason, I think Wade prefers to see Haslem starting and playing the bulk of minutes. Of course nobody agrees that Haslem is an upgrade over Beasley at this point, but whatever...
My whole point is that Wade may be driving this as much if not more than Spo. Why aren't any of the journalists bringing this up???
Steve

Melrose, MA

#15 Apr 9, 2009
Beasley said he sees a promising outlook for the duo, whether its time is now or later.

"I think it helps everybody," he said, "because when I'm getting it going, you've got to double-team and you've got to bring help. And with Dwyane Wade, you've got to bring help, period. And if everybody focuses on us, then that's when you can get everybody else involved."

He's gonna be a BEAST. He's our Mo Williams, but at PF, and a way better player.

He's gonna have that effect, from 45 wins to 60 next year after our young team gets some playoff-growing-up and Beasley is our 2nd allstar plus JO is more healthy and in his 2nd year with us plus Cooka nd Chalmers are better and more developed plus Spo is better as a 2nd year coach, plus our Haslem and James Jones and Magloire-led bench is filled in with a few pickups by Riles

Watch, just watch how dangerous we gonna be. It all starts RIGHT NOW if Beasley starts and gets big minutes the next 4 games, cuz he's ready now and so is our young team

LOOK OUT WORLD.
Steve

Melrose, MA

#16 Apr 9, 2009
PS: JO is our Big Z, and Chalmers and Cook shoudl start at PG and SF cuz they d it up and shoot lights out plus both are talented athletes and offensive players

word up
CanesHeatFins

Pompano Beach, FL

#17 Apr 9, 2009
Wade, SPO, and Hasleem really need to have patience, lighten up with their demeanor, and show Beasley some respect as an equal man. Eddie Jones, Lamar Odom, and SVG never displayed the ridiculous gestures toward Wade and Udonis like Wade and company do toward Beasley. When Wade was a turnover machine rookie, no one went out of their way to let Wade know that he screwed up each and every time that he messed up, like this crew does to Beasley. Heck if Beasley's man makes and fade away 20 foot jump shot while falling down, either Wade, Udnonis, or SPO are sure to make some type of ridiculous gesture so that the kid knows he messed up some how.
Andy D

Hobe Sound, FL

#18 Apr 9, 2009
I agree. He rarely ever makes a nice comment about him. He clearly wanted Mayo and has never seemed all that happy with Beasley. This is probably why Beasley comes up so much in trade talks. I love the guy, but face it, he wont be here long. Riley wanted to trade him before he got him, and he would have been gone for Amare if the Suns liked Beasley more.
Mitch in NC wrote:
It seems everyone is talking about Spo's distrust of Beasley. Seems that Wade has as much to do with his lack of starting/playing time as Spo. For whatever reason, I think Wade prefers to see Haslem starting and playing the bulk of minutes. Of course nobody agrees that Haslem is an upgrade over Beasley at this point, but whatever...
My whole point is that Wade may be driving this as much if not more than Spo. Why aren't any of the journalists bringing this up???
thereg

Redwood City, CA

#19 Apr 10, 2009
Michael wrote:
Those are some really endorsing comments from Wade. I don't think Wade likes Beas all that much.
Oh god, another conspiracy. How about this, wade isnt gonna bitch out his coach (even though he should), and say that beasley should be playing. Wade is playing the political role, he knows this wont be a championship year, but we're in the playoffs either way. Beasley's time will come, i can see some reasons why spoelstra is doing what hes doing. At this point however its becoming ridiculous. Start the kid, let him mature, and bring the 1-2 punch miami wants with great role players of chalmers, cook, oneal, jones, etc...

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