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The Sports Bank:
With two games in the books in the 2011-12 NBA season, the Minnesota Timberwolves hold a disappointing 0-2 record.
We’ve seen the good– Kevin Love two straight double-doubles including a 34 point 20 rebound performance on Tuesday against the Bucks.
We’ve seen the bad– Wes Johnson, Darko Milicic, and Ricky Rubio’s facial hair.
But the most frustrating aspect of the first two games has been the enigma that is Michael Beasley.
The dreadlocks are gone, but Beasley has been the same player we saw a year ago.
Last year’s Timberwolves team won just 15 games while finishing last in the NBA. Beasley was that team’s go-to scorer.
And while Beasley was top-20 in the NBA in scoring last year, his player efficiency rating (PER) ranked 118th league wide. While he was scoring nearly 20 points per night, Beasley was more than lacking in the efficiency department.
2010-11 wasn’t a good year for the Wolves, and it was a year that proved Beasley isn’t an elite player in this league.
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