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Bradley Beal Is Becoming So Much Like Ray Allen It’s Kinda Weird

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On a recent podcast with Zach Lowe, Bill Simmons got to talking about how Bradley Beal’s best NBA player comp is future HOFer Ray Allen. That should sound familiar to keen-eared NBA fans, including readers of this site, which wrote back in May 2012 that “Beal’s game is persistently compared to Allen’s.”

After reading about the Beal-Allen comparison yet again in Five Thirty Eight’s excellent look at Beal’s elevated level of play, I figure it’s time to check in. Through their first five seasons:

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Allen was more durable and shot better from the stripe. He also was a more active rebounder and assist-maker, but he turned it over more, too.

It’s worth noting, though, that Beal was a one-and-done at Florida, entering the league at 19. Allen was 21 as a rookie, with three seasons at UConn under his belt.

Hopefully Beal goes on to enjoy a similarly illustrious 18-year career, which saw Allen make 10 All-Star teams and win multiple NBA championships.

And hopefully Beal doesn’t bounce around to four different teams in the process. He’s doing fine in Washington, D.C.

D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Sneaky Uncle

    March 29, 2017 at 8:04 AM

    Heyooooo dey back

  2. Snyder's Bitch

    April 10, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    It’s ALIVE!!!!!!

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