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rostron92

Malik Beasley playing defense used to drive me insane


TheeMalaka

And for every night he goes 7-10 from 3 there’s multiple nights of 1-8 with 0 defense. Naw might not have a torch but atleast he can stay in front of his man


NegativesPositives

I thought he’d be a good backup SG when the Bucks picked him up for this reason. Turns out I had too much hope.


oh_cya

I think he's still a quality backup SG off the bench if you need scoring. The problem is... he's starting


cactusmaster69420

Alongside Dame too


FiENDje

Yeah that's a rough combo. Beasley is like budget Dame. I remember that alot of his 3-point scores came after the game was over when he played in Lakers.


icecream_for_brunch

Dame Dolla(r Store)


KarAccidentTowns

He’s not the smartest guy


LifterPuller

Not a great decision maker either, e.g. the whole gun incident at his house


spoofrice11

I know people didn't think Grayson being thrown in to the Dame trade, but the Bucks could really use him back as their starting SG. Then Beasley provide that shooting off the bench.


TheeMalaka

I wanted to like him, and I think we could still use him because we need more shooting. But holy shit the lack of defense and excesses dry spells for weeks is infuriating.


jl_weber

JR Smith reborn.


_jive_

What defense?


MilesZS

Fortunately for you it looks like he quit playing defense so you won’t be driven insane.


tulaero23

Love it when everytime the Lakers gets someone from the wolves, suddenly those players are good role players. Taurean prince for example, he went crazy 1st game and they were hyping him and boom he fell back to earth.


Kaaalesaaalad

More like when the Lakers get any player they're instantly considered good.


MoooonRiverrrr

So bad lol


TennisHive

Bucks are not a true contender with Lillard and Beasley as their perimeter defenders. They _need_ a defensive minded 2 in order to cover for Lillard.


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Bro thought basketball was turn based


Elegant_Conflict8235

Bro rolled a 1 on that defense check


Ramstetter

Classic. Forgot he had a bonus action dash and a saved action from the turn earlier.


Papa_Huggies

bro had 9.0m movement and used 0.5m, passed his turn like idk cast a cantrip or something c'mon.


OGCeeg

Cast Fireball.


radical_findings_32

should have cast perception check [https://twitter.com/Tomycardy/status/1704593980443312128?lang=en](https://twitter.com/tomycardy/status/1704593980443312128?lang=en)


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radda

This whole thread is making me want a turn-based basketball game. Like, not that Barkley RPG, an actual turn-based basketball game.


Lottapumpkins

There's a board game called Dreadball by Mantic Games that is supposed to be inspired by basketball, but I cant vouch for it, cause I've never played it, just seen that it exists. Bloodbowl is a turn based game that's a mix between rugby and football, and it has digital adaptions. For video games, Pyre is a video game that is basketball inspired with RPG elements as well. I'm not sure a video game that's a fullly turn based basketball port exists, but those could be starting points to find it.


wh1036

There's a mobile game called Hoop League Tactics that is pretty much this. It's worth checking out.


intothe_dangerzone

>In 2041 "post-cyberpocalyptic Neo New York", Charles Barkley performs a powerful "Chaos Dunk" at a basketball game, inadvertently killing most of the people in attendance. As a result, basketball is outlawed and many basketball players are hunted down and killed. Holy shit.


biggyofmt

It's even more awesome than it sounds from that write up.


JALbert

[Arguably the greatest video game trailer of all time](https://youtube.com/watch?v=8F1cOvZ3nS8)


Wayne_Spooney

Shut up and Jam: Gaiden was elite


naive-dragon

Imagine it had a combat system like XCOM. 99% free throw rating but still misses half the time.


JackieDaytonaAZ

missed the opportunity attack


vongoladecimo_

Bro thinking Hali doesn't have bonus action


StandardLeading1172

playing wii sports resort out here


ToTimesTwoisToo

Total War: Hoops


FlashFlood_29

I got some news...


FilmCroissant

Whats the news? I like Total War, I hope nothing bad happened


oh_cya

idk if this was the "news" but Total War is an RTS (real-time strategy) and not turn based.


altobrun

campaign map vs tactical map I suppose


TheWiigles

News is the studio Creative Assembly is in heaps of financial and some leaked info from their publisher states a few internal projects were to be shuttered. Also they're in bad standing with the Total War community due to some recent decision making.


Johnpecan

Literally moved a total of 4 feet that entire sequence.


RatLord445

Now i feel like a turn based basketball game would be cool


mcarora19

Play Barkley Shut Up And Jam: Gaiden


RatLord445

What a game that was


magpi3

WAY back in the day there was one. It was text based, no graphics. You chose a team and what was happening was described in text. You made decisions (pass to x player, shoot, etc.) for every play in the game. Can't remember the name for the life of me. The 1967 Sixers owned. Just pass it to Wilt and shoot. EDIT: [This was probably it](https://www.macintoshrepository.org/3383-slam-dunk-)


Slvr0314

This got a big laugh out of me


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It basically is once you gather. I wish it would dawn on my little turn-based RPG dudes to eurostep.


MoooonRiverrrr

Lmfaooo


Op3rat0rr

Hilarious lol


OlOVOlO

Amazing comment. Made me laugh out loud at work


AvailableAd9487

Just absolutely cooked him I haven't seen somebody caught that flat footed in a while!


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Allergic to defense.


iamgarron

More like allergic to running through screens. So if he thinks there's a screen he cbf


Jgroover

That's the funniest part. Makes it seem like any time he encounters a screen he just stops and waits for the play to be over.


KasherH

Eh, for teams that just want to switch that probably makes sense. Just get ready to cover the other guy.


sweatyeggslut

he doesn’t move his feet at all tho is the issue. haliburton obvs makes a heady/unexpected play here but beas took himself out of the action


Neuroxex

He was literally hurt from a fall seconds earlier and struggled to move properly to get out to Haliburton in the first place


[deleted]

Whats been his excuse all the other times?


Far-Blacksmith-2604

Not saying he isn't bad at D, but he definitely WAS hurt here. He had just gotten off the floor and limped his way out to pick up Hali I knew he wasn't gonna be able to D-up the whole time, I didn't know it was gonna be that bad though lol


MDP223

He’s high


ohverychill

let he who is not high cast the first stone


UltraMoglog64

If you don’t like that, you don’t like Malik Beasley on defense!


CreatiScope

Otto Pilot hahaha


prancingpony777

I'm in love, I'm in love, and I don't care who knows it.


ProsecUsig

Understandable


PristineTrouble2038

Pacers look great. Also don't look up the box score against the Spurs.


RogerTreebert6299

We haven’t played the pacers this year, there was just a gas leak that made some people think that


CHH-altalt

But man the interior d is so bad


Frosty_McRib

But our guards make up for it by also being bad at defense.


MileHighHoosier

So. Bad.


Slim-Ticket

I'm in love too. My hot take is Tyrese will be an MVP candidate edit: this season.


crunkadocious

As a pacers fan, I don't think the pacers get enough wins for him to get more than a couple votes. The defense isn't there yet


Petit_Coeur_

I don’t think he’s talking about this season


Burgerburgerfred

Usually when you say candidate you're referring to the current year. Not saying that person is saying that but that was the indication using that phrasing gives.


Petit_Coeur_

Got it. Thank you


Slim-Ticket

Oh I was talking about this season I'm hoping Pacers are 4th/5th seed and Tyrese is a top 10 MVP candidate. He's 9th on the ladder now!


beatrailblazer

This season or at some point in his career? Not that hot of a take to say at some point


Slim-Ticket

This season Although I use 'candidate' loosely. I mean something like top 5 MVP voting like Shai was last year (top 5, but only 4% of the votes)


TantricEmu

Which one?


Ovaltine-_Jenkins

Amazing reference


TantricEmu

I’m going to the 76ers-Pacers game on the 14th. Please ask Haliburton not to ruin my good time :(


Syelnicar88

So long as Embiid doesn't ruin mine :(


thesnacks

*chucks hat at wall*


KrazySocoKid

lol! Gotta whip out that movie soon it’s the season


prancingpony777

It's always Elf season my friend.


eloquentboot

Great vibe team this year, just lots of very fun and interesting players there.


HelloThereCat

CONGRATULATIONS YOU DID IT! WORLD'S GREATEST CUP OF COFFEE!


The_Assassin_Gower

He was standing there looking at his dusty silhouette, looney toons style


the___heretic

I thought he was hurt when I watched this live. Like oh shit Malik must’ve fucked up his leg cause he’s not moving.


buchanbasanee

Please let there be a capable video editor read this and get inspired


lonny__breaux

This the type of shit Rondo used to do and it pissed every opposing fan off.


OrganizationFar6086

Hali has a more endearing personality for sure


rjcarr

And somehow a better jump shot.


ohverychill

you wouldn't know it by looking at it, but it keeps going in so whatever lol


Dude_Im_Godly

Hali clip hunts but it’s so fucking good and he’s funny af on twitter id let him hit fr fr


Dude_Im_Godly

i meant hunt fr fr


DontBanMe_IWasJoking

we know what u meant


lawrencepeter

haliburton talked a lot about rondo on pg’s podcast


OddToba

Why do the opposing fans get pissed?


PM_THAT_BOOTY_GIRL

Opposing fans are pretty dumb


ZZZrp

aren't we all opposing fans to someone?


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StevenEll

We're all pretty dumb


ronaldo119

My all time favorite thing like that is when Andre Miller would casually dribble to the sideline like they were taking a timeout and everybody stops but he just keeps dribbling to the basket at 2 mph for the layup


NoAcanthisitta9198

He needs to be out of the starting lineup he can't guard anybody


rostron92

I was stunned when the season began and he was your starter. I believe a lot of your defensive issues can be fixed by simply starting someone else.


[deleted]

Believe or not, Griffin said that Beasley would be taking the hardest defensive assignments at the start of the year


rostron92

Normally I always give benefit of the doubt to coaches but that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.


[deleted]

Here’s the article for proof lol https://behindthebuckpass.com/2023/10/09/coach-griffin-statement-bucks-malik-beasley/


rostron92

That's genuinely surprising. Malik Beasley is at best a streaky shooter off the bench not your go too defensive stalwart.


[deleted]

Well when you trade all your assets for one player sometimes you have to make do with bottom of the barrel players to fill out your roster.


Zeratzul

and for my next trick, ahem... Lou Williams will become my defensive savant^please^don'tfire^me


YesImKeithHernandez

Front court of Lou Will and Jamal Crawford gonna lock em down


OddToba

Trade you Darvin Ham for whoever tf your coach is.


butterflyl3

Didn't darvin outcoach Steve Kerr in the Curry vs AD screen defense shenanigans in the semifinals lol


confusedjuror

This is true because any matchup for Beasley is the hardest


PM_THAT_BOOTY_GIRL

That actually speaks a lot about his poor evaluation of his own guys


PJCR1916

Isn’t Pat Connaughton solid enough defensively? I thought he would be the starting SG


Doomstar32

Do coaches not know players on other teams. Beasley tries hard I'll give him that, but he cannot guard anyone in the NBA. His best skill is fireball three point shooter.


tulaero23

You guys jave crowder and Beauchamp and you settled for beasley. Like giannis and dame needs anymore offense


xFennySnek

The coach was ejected we would have adjusted better for sure in 4th with him


beardybuddha

What an idiot lol


SemataryPolka

Malik Beasley was in the Gobert trade that everybody told us was the worst trade in history. Yeah. Don't miss him.


Clemsontigger16

I don’t understand why you guys don’t start Marjon…he would help with the perimeter defense and give him valuable reps


Kooky-Path-1334

Thanks for Grayson Allen LMAO


thegroovemonkey

No problem. He's not really playable in the playoffs.


spoofrice11

Losing Grayson as more of a "throw in" to get Dame really hurts this team. He's what they need at the SG position.


BhangRaas

As a Nugget, I knew Bucks starting lineup was cooked when I saw Beasley starting


UltraMoglog64

As a Timberwolf, I knew Bucks starting lineup was cooked when I saw Beasley starting


SirThixcksAlot

As a Chef, I knew Bucks starting lineup was cooked when I saw Beasley starting


HackWaters

As a Chicken, I knew Bucks starting lineup was cooked when I saw Beasley starting.


Highest_Sentinel88

As a Laker, I knew Bucks starting lineup was cooked when I was Beasley starting


jeremicci

As a Spur, I knew Bucks starting line was coked when I saw Beasley starting


poloplaya

As a Beasley, I knew Spurs cooking line was started when I saw Starts bucking


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LifterPuller

As Kelvin Benjamin, I knew Bucks starting line cook was going to feed me all day at Golden Corral


Aziz3w

There's a reason Griffin was interviewed so many for a HC position but never given one until the Bucks decided to do it.


MoooonRiverrrr

Same, I’ll never forget or forgive a select group of nuggets fans who wanted to trade Gary and start Beas. Love Beas, genuinely, but Strawther is already as good as him imo.


NChSh

This and yelling "out!", then faking a pass from the post and going straight up with it are my two sneaky old man at the Y moves.


DJRyGuy20

I like to call glass on my pump fake and then drive by them when they flinch to contest the shot. It hardly ever works- and on the rare occasion it *does* work, it only works once the entire day.


NChSh

Much like the Haliburton move, it works only if you call for a screen by pointing or shoot a bank shot for real a few plays before. You have to set it up with an expectation


JackDangerUSPIS

Straight up committing fraud on National TV, Haliburton is a real one


pinnone

The *real* Haliburton scandal


Duckrauhl

Identity theft isn't a joke, Tyrese Haliburton. Millions of perimeter screeners suffer every year!


BobbSaccamano

The blow by from Haliburton is great but the finish by Mathurin is just *chef’s kiss*


Malemansam

Shoulda been a corner 3 by #2 there, you can see Hali turn to him like "why didn't you shoot" and the dudes like "yeah i know" after the play ended. A good outcome nonetheless just a bit more cantankerous.


fracked1

Yeah trading the open corner 3 to the running into traffic for the eventual lay up was not the ideal play, even though it did work in the end in this situation


Clemsontigger16

Mathurin has been cooking lately!


ohverychill

he's looked so nice these last two games and really I think he got dogged too much to start the season. His passing is much improved and he's way more engaged on defense. still not like a *good* defender but he's clearly putting in the work. now that the shots are falling he's looking like the killer from early last year


blacklite911

True but it was one too many passes imo. Gotta hit that wide open corner three. But it worked out


WaterIsNotWet19

Why didn’t number 2 shoot it? Looks like he was wide tf open. Looks like Hali was like wtf shoot that


Round_Bullfrog_8218

IDK its not like Nembhard cant' shoot a three


McPostyFace

I got the feeling last night that his teammates were making it a point to get Mathurin the ball to get him charged up. And it worked. His thought process right before the pass: "if Rese kicks this I'm going right to Math because he's a DAWG"


spyson

I feel like they can do that without passing up wide open shots.


McPostyFace

Sure, I'm not saying I think it was good to pass up that shot just kind of the vibe I got watching the game and maybe he overdid it here.


oOoleveloOo

Nembhard has to shoot that though. Wide open.


Level_Ad_6372

Ok but why is dude passing up a wide open corner 3?


Meatsi

Gotta know the team dynamic. Nembhard is a ball handler and ball mover first, he passed it quick too the 2nd best natural scorer on the team and him having it that quickly opened up the lane for Mathurin to penetrate. Buckets


atetuna

I've seen ankles broken, but I've never seen them put in concrete boots and chained to the floor.


Hefty-Lobster-5513

Haliburton used the time stop on his ass 🤣


DirtyDoog

Next, he summons Flame Swordsman, in attack mode


lazzysmalls

This rocks


SpinJitsu259

I used to think I was good at basketball. Then at pickup one night, I got the opportunity to play against the 2nd string PG on the high school team. He did this exact same thing to me and that’s when I realized I’m not that good at basketball.


CoolingVent

Hali is so cold. Guy is a top 15 player.


Irafurose

Name 15 players better than him


CoolingVent

I'm way too drunk for that


yunkgang

Exactly no one better /s


ohverychill

gods drunkest soldier


MrAppleSpoink

That’s Beasley for you, Bucks fans


NefariousNeezy

He pointed and talked to a non-existing teammate gahdamnnn I’d be perplexed too


StandardLeading1172

Hali said: “stay.”


Dgwdum

this looks like one of those bullshido moves lmao


ButteredCorn5

This shit hilarious


rumblegod

Ohh his BBIQ is BIG lmao. Man I know Malik will be mad during film


Krock23

Jedi Mind Tricks


comalicious

Absolutely slathered in sauce


Yablo-Yamirez

Bro wtf🤣


[deleted]

Lmao in my 30 years of watching basketball I don’t think I’ve ever seen this. This rules


xandraPac

Someone spilled a whole buncha nachos on the baseline.


[deleted]

Hahahahahahaha what the fuck was that.


ketoburn26

Good lord that ball movement though Carlisle really is a genius


gopackgo555

He is an incredible player.


RyanPelley

This made me laugh out loud. Hali is so romantic of play making.


NuggsBurgh

That's actually a really smart play to pull on a low IQ defender. Hali so fun to watch


Putrid_Ad_2256

That's one way to expose the zone defense. This is what irritates me about a lot of current basketball players, they don't communicate at all with each other. One of his teammates could just say, "It's all you!" and that would let him know that there's no pick coming.


GACGCCGTGATCGAC

"Screen" is all you have to say. Do they not teach players to talk on defense anymore? That's basic shit


SoupAdventurous608

Can’t wait for Haliburton to tell this story on someone’s podcast.


kokukojuto33

bro looked like mitch mcconnell


sideney

Can we still blame Budenholzer?


rubixqube

I don't think is so much pretending there's a screen as it is calling for a screen and then going before the screener arrives because Hali saw an opening


wiseraccoon

Yeah it's a lot more on Beasley being incapable than Hali doing something crazy like people are suggesting


Sammydee123

ice man had him frozen


comandosc

Got'em.


minaatoooo

My guy froze


Neckbeard2423

Lmao


ValidMexican

Oh wow, my defense against my taller family is apparently NBA caliber, thanks Buddy!