A scout for a team in the Eastern Conference thinks Miami has a real dilemma on its hands if it goes first, even though it looks as if the Heat is point-guard challenged because Jason Williams is free-agent material, Marcus Banks still has some proving to do, and Chris Quinn probably is best suited as a reserve.I've had Beasley as the top pick all year, he reminds me of a young Derrick Coleman, which may not be a good thing. But, he can play both inside and outside and is lefty which is such an advantage when trying to get your shot off inside. (See the scoring ability of athletically challenged Zach Randolph.) One prominent Big East assistant once told me if he had an all lefty starting five "he'd never lose a game."
“Miami is trying to take the pressure off Dwyane Wade from handling the ball, so Rose really, really would free him up from injuries and doing so much work,” the scout said, “but it also doesn’t make a whole lot of sense passing up Michael Beasley.”
Athletic AND lefty? That's special. Sure Rose and Wade would be an instant impact backcourt, and knowing Sir Grease A' Lot, Riley may be angling to trade down. If so Donnie Walsh should be quick to pick up the phone.