Phoenix Suns’ Jared Dudley urges fans not to get on the back of under-performing Michael Beasley.
Beasley was one of the team’s big free agents in the summer and has yet to impress the Suns fans with his performances as he is only averaging 11.8 points per game. He is shooting at just 39% getting 4.2 rebounds in an average of 27.7 minutes every game.
Dudley says that Beasley is a “chill, cool type of guy that sometimes needs to have help getting going.”
As one of the leaders in the dressing room, Dudley has told fans not to get on his back as he is still trying to find himself within the team.
“There’s some probably games where he just plays first and third quarters, there’s sometimes where if he didn’t hit a shot early on he’s frustrated.”
Dudley is aware that there is a learning process and that shots should not be forced so there is no reason to force shots.
“Play hard, play smart and let’s see what the result is,” Dudley added.
“It’s been up and down for everyone, not just Beas.”
Dudley has admitted that part of his job is to keep on top of what the volatile Beasley is up to. At the age of just 23 many believe that the former no.2 overall pick can still live up to his early reputation.
The Suns are currently ranked 13th in the NBA Western Conference and would certainly like to see their 6FT10, 235 pound forward executing at a higher level.