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Is anybody concerned about Bradley Beals ability to get his own shot? With Poll.

I was watching yesterdays NBA combine when they mentioned something that has been on my mind since we won the 6th and 11th picks in the NBA Draft Lottery. I am very concerned with Beals iso ability and handles, or lack there of. I have no doubts what-so-ever about his shooting ability. As we all know, the kid has a beautiful stroke, picture perfect form, and a nice release and follow through, which is obviously what has drawn many comparisons to Ray Allen. I watched plenty of Florida Gators games last season. I watched the NCAA tournament, and I have watched pretty much every Bradley Beal highlight reel video on youtube, and what I have yet to see, is Beal break somebody down off the dribble and get to the rim. He get's his points off catch and shoots and off screens. The only thing I've seen him get at the rim was off a pass in transition, or off of a rebound and put back. I haven't seen him create his own shot which Is something I desperately want us to have out of our shooting guard. This is what we've sorely missed ever since the untimely retirement of Brandon Roy who was one of the best in isolation situations in the league. Last season I feel like that hurt us majorly. Game after game I painfully watched as not one single player on our roster would even attempt to get to the rim..... All we did was catch and shoot, over, and over, and over. We had to be the easiest team to guard and prepare for in the entire NBA last season. That being said, I say we draft Damian Lillard and Austin Rivers. With these selections we get not one, but two guys who possess great handles, an uncanny ability to get to the rim, can create and get off their own shot, and break defenses down when the clock is running out. Austin Rivers has so much moxie it's ridiculous! The guy is ultra-confident and has a game that is tailor-made for the NBA. I've heard several people say that Rivers and Lillard both have an incredible work ethic. When I watch highlight videos on these guys, the iso game is obviously there. We already have consistent shooters like Batum, Luke Babbitt, and Wes Matthews, who can spread the floor and knock down shots when these guys penetrate and kick the ball out. We can also pick up shooters in free agency.....Maybe the real Ray Allen, or Steve Nash or (hopefully) both. We also have enough cap space to acquire a solid center who can defend, block shots, and rebound in free agency. I believe this will set us up to be a title contender for many years to come. We'd have our shooters, our big men, veteran leadership, and ball handlers..... Guys who can create their own shot. Imo, you can never have too many ball handlers. What makes the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat so dangerous (besides having the best players in the NBA, Lol) is that they have multiple guys who can iso and attack the rim. I'm not a basketball guru, as I'm sure you can tell. This is just my opinion. So, my fellow BEdgers, what do you guys think? Help me out here. Is it just me, or do any of you out there have the same doubts/concerns about Beals inability to create his own shot and get to the rim?

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