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October 11, 2019, 11:54 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal produced an excellent 21 points in only 18 minutes of play in Friday's 115-99 win vs. the Knicks.
Beal was an efficient 8-of-14 from the field, including 2-of-3 from three. He also added five rebounds, two assists and a steal. Coach Scott Brooks has talked about Beal increasing his assists and with his high usage, he is a good bet to produce first-round value again. He has been going late in the first round or early in the second round of most standard-league drafts.
October 9, 2019, 5:34 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal (rest) and Ish Smith (rest) will get the night off as the team faces the Guangzhou Long-Lions on Wednesday.
This is nothing serious. The Wizards are giving their veteran starters the night off so they can see what they have with the rest of their roster in this winnable preseason matchup.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
October 7, 2019, 10:40 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
On Monday night, Bradley Beal shot just 2-of-10 from the field for five points, four assists, two rebounds, one steal, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 16 minutes.
Outside of the assists, it was a lackluster evening for Beal. Ramp up the trade rumors? Nah, he'll be fine. Don't look for Beal to play heavy minutes in the preseason as the Wizards will need to ride him all season. Also having a rough go of it from the floor was rookie Admiral Schofield, who shot 0-for-7.
October 2, 2019, 12:46 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Wizards coach Scott Brooks says that Bradley Beal "could be a six or seven assist guy this year" in the absence of John Wall.
Brooks is working with the entire team to increase ball movement this training camp. Beal was already an important playmaker last season as he averaged 25.6 points and 5.5 assists. He's shaping up as a solid second-round pick.
Source: The Washington Post
September 10, 2019, 6:25 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
In an interview with CBS Sports, Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard reiterated that the team wants to build around Bradley Beal and have no intentions on trading the superstar guard.
Beal didn't sign a three-year, $111 million contract offer from the Wizards earlier this summer, which led to speculation that he may be leaving soon. Though, that hasn't deterred Sheppard one bit from locking down Beal, who is under contract for two more years, for the long haul. The Wizards may be forced to have a different tune if Beal doesn't sign an extension by next offseason.
Source: CBS Sports
August 27, 2019, 9:09 amBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Wizards coach Scott Brooks confirmed the story of Bradley Beal refusing to rest last season once the Wizards were out of the playoff chase.
Beal told Brooks that he signed up to be the leader of this team and do it every night and that’s why he wanted to play every game. The All-Star guard missed a ton of games a few years ago battling miscellaneous injuries, however, he has played a full 82 games each of the last two seasons and missed only five games he season before that. The Wizards will likely battle for the playoffs this upcoming season and Beal is expected to carry the scoring burden for a team looking to make some noise.
Source: Chris Mannix
July 26, 2019, 10:47 amBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Now that he is eligible, Bradley Beal is not expected to immediately sign his three-year $111 million contract extension offered by the Wizards according to David Aldridge of The Athletic.
In a move that surprises nobody, Beal will wait before committing to a Wizards' team whose direction remains in flux. Aldridge adds that the two sides have been amiable in their talks and will continue them next week. The overwhelming sense though is that Beal will hold off on any long-term commitments in the near future.
Source: David Aldridge on Twitter
July 23, 2019, 2:01 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal will not participate in Team USA training camp or play in the World Cup as he's expecting the birth of his child in late August or early September.
Amidst a wave of players withdrawing to focus on the upcoming season, Beal brings a far more legitimate reason to the table. It's widely expected that the Wizards will offer up a three-year, $111 million extension the second they can, though whether Beal wants to sign up for a long-ish term future in Washington remains to be seen. With John Wall out of the picture for next season, Beal is looking at another monstrous fantasy season and will be a surefire early-round pick.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
July 14, 2019, 8:17 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal has yet to receive a contract extension offer from the Wizards, according to Candace Buckner of the Washinton Post.
Beal will be eligble to sign a three-year contract extension worth $111 million with the team on July 26. It's reported that the team intends to make the offer and that Beal has expressed in staying a Wizard for the rest of his NBA career as long the team would have him. He's a young star that established himself as an elite talent last season, but the Wizards are in a half-baked rebuild holding pattern right now and there's some speculation that they could move on. That said, it's unlikely that they will not lock in their best talent for the long haul.
Source: Washington Post
June 25, 2019, 10:52 amBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
After winning the NBA Cares Community Assist Award on Monday, All-Star guard Bradley Beal said that he is “definitely” open to discussing a contract extension with the Wizards this summer.
The 25-year-old shooting guard was snubbed from the 2019 All-NBA teams and therefore missed out on being eligible for a so-called “supermax” contract extension, but he remains eligible for a multiyear extension in July. And while his name surfaced in trade rumors following John Wall’s season-ending achilles’ injury in February, Beal said that Ted Leonsis and coach Scott Brooks have each independently told him in recent weeks that he would not be moved.
Source: Washington Post
June 18, 2019, 9:00 amBradley BealG, Washington Wizards
According to Ben Standig of NBC Sports Washington, the Pelicans have a “sincere interest” in exploring a trade for Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal.
The Wizards seem to be determined to keep Beal, but they currently don’t have a general manager, and perhaps their stance could change. The basis for trading Beal centers on maximizing his asset value with two years and $56 million remaining on his original five-year contract signed in 2016. Washington will likely struggle next season with fellow guard John Wall out and an evolving roster that currently has only five players with guaranteed contract. Beal is coming off an outstanding season in which he averaged a career-highs of 25.6 points and 5.0 rebounds, and almost single-handedly kept the Wizards in a chase for a playoff spot until the season’s final weeks.
Source: NBC Sports Washington
June 5, 2019, 1:31 pmBradley BealG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal will be among the players present at Team USA training camp ahead of the FIBA World Cup.
Beal was snubbed for the All-NBA teams this year but his play deservedly caught the eye of Team USA. The latest batch of invitees features some big names, including Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, Jayson Tatum, C.J. McCollum, Brook Lopez, Kyle Kuzma and Eric Gordon. James Harden, Anthony Davis, Kemba Walker and Donovan Mitchell are also expected to play for Team USA this summer.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Ethan Norof and Dan Besbris dig into the mess in Washington and whether anyone behind Brad Beal can actually find consistent fantasy value next year.
Brad Beal was the real deal, but not much else worked out for Washington