Casey Prather - Perth MVP
I think it's happened, I think he has started to surpass Beal...
When the Cats went to the US, saying that they wanted to find a Swingman who could play on the Wing, I was puzzled. My view was that we needed another genuine forward, somebody STRONGER than DD, especially with Redhage getting older.
When I saw the pocket-dynamo they had recruited, I was flabbergasted.
Now, in my defence, I didn't know then that they had their eye on Nate Jawai...
But here's the thing, in terms of exactly fulfilling the role he was recruited for, Prather has become outstanding.
In defence of DD, he may have looked better had he not been asked to post-up, and the the structure
has change with Jawai and Prather, but Casey also has a significant outside game that DD did not, and when required he can run the floor without tripping over his own feet.
Again, with Jawai camped in the key, he's not being asked to defend the post, and his perimeter and on-ball defence is almost on-par with Martin.