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Beekman's passivity with the ball seemed to be a problem to me

Part of it was certainly due to his terrible perimeter shooting - to the point where he was passing up wide open 3's. His defender had no compunctions playing 5-6 feet off of him on the perimeter - encouraging him to shoot while taking away all of his possible driving lanes.

Beekman was good in transition and broken-floor situations, and that is where he did most of his scoring and many of his assists. But in the half-court offense he was easily our worst starter. Clark was able to penetrate and create space for others (not always, but more than Beekman), and Clark was able to attempt and even hit enough of his open 3's to keep his defenders honest.

You seem incredibly convinced that Beekman is some incredible PG, but won't admit how impossible that is if he can't hit or even have the confidence to attempt many of the open 3-pt shots that continually get offered to him by packed in defenders.

I think the 2-PG offense was our best lineup, but if I had to bench one of them for performance sake it would have been Beekman in a heartbeat. But he was more effective than Woldo (his closest competitor last season) and he will be an excellent PG once he solves his outside shot, so I heartily supported the coaches feeding him lots of minutes. But I won't put on blinders about his passive play last season or his proven inability to command the attention of a half-court defender.

(In response to this post by Seattleapp)

Posted: 07/16/2021 at 10:15AM


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  I agree with you ** -- Seattleapp 07/16/2021 09:37AM

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