December 28, 2019, 6:25 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal (right lower leg soreness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Knicks.
Beal underwent an MRI that came back clean so this doesn't appear to be anything long-term. Gray Payton II is expected to draw the start at shooting guard and is a great streaming and DFS option. Troy Brown Jr. will also see a big increase in usage and is a viable play as well.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
December 27, 2019, 12:52 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal (right lower leg soreness) is being listed as questionable for Saturday's game.
Beal left Thursday's game after 24 minutes of action and didn't return, though the game was a total blowout. He missed Friday's practice but an MRI returned clean. If he can't play tomorrow it would open up huge usage for everyone else on the Wizards to absorb, with someone like Isaiah Thomas probably chomping at the bit to get up lots of shots.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
December 26, 2019, 9:44 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal left Thursday's game with some right lower leg soreness and will be re-evaluated before the Wizards' next game.
Beal was able to play 24 minutes in this one before heading to the locker room and not returning to the floor, posting 15 points on 5-of-14 hooting with two rebounds, two dimes and one steal.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
December 26, 2019, 9:04 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal headed back to the locker room in Thursday's game accompanied by a trainer.
The Wizards are getting blown out, so even if whatever it is bothering Beal, there's no incentive for him to return.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
December 20, 2019, 10:22 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal helped the Wizards rally from an 18-point deficit in Friday's eventual loss, tallying 37 points (12-for-24 FG), seven rebounds, six assists, a steal and three 3-pointers.
Without Beal and Ish Smith this game would've been a complete blowout, but the backcourt duo was able to drag their teammates into a close game down the stretch. His field goal percentage had been in the gutter all month prior to this performance, and you can expect him to get closer to his career norms after hitting just 37 percent of his shots through the first nine games of December.
December 18, 2019, 11:00 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal had a putrid shooting night in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Bulls, finishing with 22 points (4-of-19 shooting) to go with seven rebounds, seven assists, a steal, a triple and two blocks in 41 minutes.
He shot 13-of-14 from the free throw line if you're wondering how he managed to eclipse 20 points with that shooting line from the floor. The lack of options around Beal has clearly taken a monster toll on his shooting, as opposing defenses can zone in on him with impunity. He is sitting at 37 percent on a whopping 21 shot attempts through his nine games in December, barely putting him inside the top-100 as a result. His owners are in a tough position if they're trying to compete in that catagory as long as all of these Wizards are out
December 16, 2019, 10:10 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal had a game-high 35 points (12-for-24 FGs, 6-for-7 FTs) and three rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes as he led the Wizards to a 133-119 road win over the Pistons on Monday.
Beal has more or less been the same player he was last season when he put up top-15 value. However, his defensive stats and field goal percentage have fallen off to more than offset his gains in assists and points. He's still a top-30 player, but this shows just how tough it is for a shooting guard to live up to first-round expectations like he had coming into this season.
December 14, 2019, 10:37 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal struggled with his shot on Saturday but still managed to post 29 points (8-of-23 FGs, 8-of-12 FTs), 10 rebounds, four assists, four steals and five 3-pointers.
Beal's poor shooting efficiency is sub-par but the countings are in line with his production range for the season. He's going to have his ups and downs, which may not be tied to the Wizards' ability to win games, but Beal will be a solid top-20 stud ROS.
December 10, 2019, 9:50 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal struggled with his shot on Tuesday vs. the Hornets, missing all of his 3-point attempts for just the second time this season, but he did have 16 points on 6-of-19 shooting, four rebounds, nine assists and a block in 37 minutes.
Beal is in a bit of a shooting slump, but he's still been good for second-round value in 8-cat and third-round value in 9-cat for the season. He's a very safe star player this season.
December 8, 2019, 9:43 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal got the clamps put on his game Sunday vs. the Clippers, going for 20 points (5-of-18 FG, 9-of-9 FT), five assists, one 3-pointer and three turnovers.
Beal received a technical foul in this game as he was getting frustrated with the proceedings. He will undoubtedly do better next time out. His fellow starting guard did not do much better, as Ish Smith went 6-of-15 from the field on his way to 14 points, four assists and five turnovers. Troy Brown had a great night with 22 points (9-of-12 FG), two 3-pointers, five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Smith is worth a pickup in most standard leagues as he is starting and Troy Brown is worth monitoring.
December 5, 2019, 9:54 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal scored 26 points on 7-of-24 shooting in Thursday's win over the Sixers, also pitching in 10 rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes.
The five turnovers were also ugly for Beal, but the free throw line production at least made the line more palatable. He's a set and forget player so remember to keep doing that.
December 3, 2019, 9:58 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal played like Tuesday's game vs. the Magic was in the NBA playoffs, exploding for 42 points on 16-of-30 shooting with six rebouns, three 3s, four dimes and one steal.
Beal's fourth 40-point game of the season was for naught as they fell to the Magic in this one. He's a lock as a top-20 play this season with a shutdown towards the end of the season being his only risk,
December 2, 2019, 1:01 amBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal put up 23 points on 7-of-19 shooting with 11 dimes in a 150-125 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Beal added five rebounds and two steals to the box score. He is expected to carry the Wizards' offense at all times and should be a lock for top-20 value.
November 27, 2019, 11:51 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal scored a game-high 35 points to go along with six assists and two defensive stats in 40 minutes of action on Wednesday.
Beal bounced back well from a poor outing on Tuesday and should be locked in as an early-round asset. He's going to be counted on to carry this offense all season so he's going to ball out and score in bunches.
November 26, 2019, 11:37 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Wizards star Bradley Beal was limited to scoring just 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting with four rebounds, six assists, two 3s and one steal in Tuesday's 104-117 loss to the Nuggets.
This is the first time Beal's scored less than 20 points in the whole month of November. There's no real cause for concern. Chalk it up to an off game and expect a better one the next time around.