I got into an interesting conversation last night with who should be our 6th man on this team. The two names we were split on was Martel Webster or Michael Beasley. We agree that it needs to be one of these two. Both are explosive, scorers who can take advantage of a suspect 2nd unit. To be completely honest I think they both will do well in this role.
My friend is of the belief that Michael Beasley should be first in off the bench, but his major point of reasoning is that Martel has been doing better this preseason that B-Easy. I do agree, but I also have not seen Martel start all that much and can somewhat say that B-Easy might be doing just as well in the role that Martel has been playing thus far. Is it the role that is making one seem better than the other?
Which leads me to my pick which is Martel as our 6th man. He has done great so far. Scoring, energy, defense and overall excellent performance. The main reason I make this choice has to do with acceptance of the roles. We saw how harmful it can be last year with putting someone in a 6th man role who doesn't accept it...Kevin Love. Martel you can see is happy with the chance to be more than a spot up shooter, and has brought his game to prove he can be even more. B-Easy thinks he is Melo...honestly I think he views himself in that light. Is it right to feed into egos? In the long run no, but in the short run I say yes. Give Michael the chance to completely show us what he can do. Let him get comfortable and let him fail or rise based on that.
What do you all think??