Shook Ankles: A Meaningless Game For Everyone…Except Jared Dudley
This season Michael Beasley quietly constructed the type of year that almost changed our perception of Timberwolves GM David Kahn. He started off blazing before his ankles betrayed him, and finished the season averaging 19 points a night. One major issue, however, was his reliance on the midrange jumper. Beasley took 43.6% of his total shots in between the paint and three-point line, just a smidge over the 43.2% that took down low. Whoever coaches Minnesota next season should cue this play up before each game and—before sharing a good laugh at Jared Dudley’s expense—remind Beasley that the closer he gets to the basket, the better he’ll be.