In the latest episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by Denver Nuggets shooting guard Malik Beasley. They discussed…
0:40: What he learned during his rookie season.
1:30: Which veterans helped him as he adjusted to the league.
2:20: The aspects of his game that he needs to improve going forward.
2:50: How his time at Florida State prepared him for the NBA.
3:55: His excellent summer league play and how that helps his confidence.
5:15: What the coaching staff wanted to see from him entering summer league and how they felt about his performance.
5:50: How tough it was each night not knowing whether he’d play or how many minutes he’d receive.
7:05: His untapped potential since he’s only 20 years old.
8:00: How playing well in the final two games of last season gave him something to build on entering the summer.
9:20: What has been the focus of his offseason training?
10:00: His experience with Mike Malone, and how he has helped his development.
11:00: What the addition of Paul Millsap means for the Nuggets and how he’ll fit alongside this team.
11:45: How nice is to see Denver being viewed as an attractive destination for free agents, like Millsap, and what makes the situation so appealing.
12:45: How much fun is it to play in this offense?
13:35: After just missing the playoffs last year, is that the team-wide goal entering this season?
15:00: His thoughts on the Kyrie Irving situation, whether the trade demand surprised him and the possibility of Irving landing in Denver.
16:05: If Irving were to join the Nuggets, what would he bring to the team?
16:45: Malik shares his ‘Welcome to the NBA’ moment.
18:30: Who were the toughest players he matched up against during his rookie year?
20:00: Which NBA players Malik watches and models his game after.