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interesting connections of Gerald Wallace and Michael Beasley

On January 27 2009 Wallace a small forward suffered a collapsed lung and broken rib from an elbow thrown by Andrew Bynum while he was in Mid air.  Even though intentional Bynum would be able to do this again to another small forward 2 years later in much the same way.  

     besides the similarity in positions(mostly small forward some PF) and that they both had coaches at the time named Bickerstaff .

I noticed other similarities, both had several years of not starting and then getting a starting position and then having a 51 TS%.

at the same age of 22.  Wallaces fg% was .449, Beasley .450.  Both also have averaged fairly similar rebound rates.  

     There are certainly differences and we hope Beasley doesn't have so many injuries.  However, the fact that Wallace improved dramatically the next year and had major shortcomings he overcame (poor free throw shooting) and not peaking until 27 offers some hope.  Beasley has more offense and less defense so far then Gerald. However, Wallace did succeed in improving on his weaknesses in spite of the injuries.

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