Beasley had a much better college season, and would have been the national player of the year if it werent for Hansbrough taking most of the honors that year. Rose was a better fit from an NBA perspective, but some poeple thought Beasley should go 1. By the time the draft finally came around though everyone knew Chicago was picking Rose.
I dont know how you can claim Minny should be playing Jefferson and Love together. They tried that, didnt work (possibly could have worked on offense, no chance on defense), so they had to move Jefferson.
Beasley was just like Harold Arceneaux at Weber st. A player putting up great numbers on a bad team.
Rose as a freshman led a team to the national championship game (one Mario Chamlers shot from winning it). Now you can say Beasley had better numbers he did. But Rose had a better season if W-L is the most important thing?
2. What is the difference from what they are doing now in Minny? Pekovic isn't know as a great or even good defender. Actually Jefferson is a way better rebounder and shot blocker. So in reality they would be better inside now if they had stuck with the Love/Jefferson Combo.