Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Photo Credit: Keith Allison Recent NBA drafts have been dominated by that dreaded adjective — “potential”. Bradley Beal, for all his merits, did not fall under this high ceiling category.  The book on Beal was concrete: A+ character, fundamentally sound, tremendous shooting stroke, old-school shot distribution, good (but not great) athleticism and undersized. His 6’8 wingspan and sturdy frame partially alleviated height concerns, and his solid image overshadowed lack of game breaking athleticism. As a freshman on a balanced Florida team his collegiate numbers didn’t burst off the page as top-5 material. However, his dramatic improvement in both efficiency and productivity in the month of March secured him a spot at #3 overall. While his skill-set is anything but raw, the 19-year old Beal is short on game experience against upper echelon competition. If the jump from high school to college was to be any barometer, his adjustment to the speed and physicality of NBA action was going to...
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