As if comparing Bradley Beal to a perennial NBA All-Star wasn't enough pressure, why not predict the 18-year-old shooting guard will be even better?

Why not guess that Beal, the Florida freshman whom the Cavaliers are eyeing as a possible No. 4 pick in the NBA Draft, will shoot the ball just as silkily smooth, drive to the basket with singular ambition and rebound better than the guy who already has an NBA championship ring?

If everyone is comparing Beal to Ray Allen, Don Showalter figures it might be time to go one step further.