Center Court wrote:
therealdeal wrote:High character forwards that I'm talking about: Kelly, Hill, Landry, and Harris. I'd rather give those 4 time and opportunities than waste our breath trying to help a headcase like Beasley.
Hill was accused of choking his ex girl. Not something "very high character" to me. Much less high character than smoking weed. Kelly hasn't played a single minute and Harris and Landry might not make the team. Those are 3 guys you feel comfortable give time and opportunity to?
Point is that beasley is proven as a scorer. he needs a lot of help in terms of maturity but Kobe and Nash will provide that structure.
Beasley is a proven scorer? Since when?
Accusations don't indicate guilt in this country.
No, I don't feel comfortable with it, but I feel less comfortable signing another player who doesn't necessarily want to be here and play Laker basketball. After having Dwight for a season, I'd rather we go through this tough season with players who will do the right things for us on the court and in the locker room.
I'd rather not go with Beasley and I think he will command better offers elsewhere, but I've softened on it a little bit. If he really wanted to be here the minimum, I'd take him... But I don't have to like it.