HoopsHype Bradley Beal rumors


April 20, 2015 Updates

Bradley Beal started Game 1 against the Toronto Raptors nearly reduced to tears by an inspiring pregame speech from Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman. "I almost cried," Beal said. "Witt almost had me teary-eyed before the game. He said make sure you cherish each moment, because you never know, this may be your last game playing. He looked at Paul [Pierce] and said, 'Paul, this may be your last time ever making it to the playoffs.'" "You have to embrace each moment that you are out here on the floor and live in each moment each and every second." ESPN.com

April 19, 2015 Updates
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, who played for Billy Donovan at Florida, thinks that his former college coach will make the jump to the NBA. Beal appeared on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday, and he was asked what kind of pro coach Donovan would make. "I think he'd be great," Beal responded. "I agree with the rumors, I think he'll definitely leave. I think he won't pass that opportunity up too many times, and I think he'll be a tremendous coach. He loves playing in pick-and-rolls, he loves to space the floor and he gives his players freedom, so I think he'll definitely, he'll excel well in the league. CBSSports.com

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Bradley Beal scored 17 points on 6-for-11 shooting over 33 minutes Friday in his third game back from a fibula injury but he hasn’t played in a back-to-back since returning and Beal said he wasn’t sure if he will play Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks. “We will see how he feels, number one,” Wittman said. “We will talk with the doctor and see where he is at. He will get examined here tonight, which they do anyway, even when it’s not a back to back.” Washington Post

February 28, 2015 Updates

Beal explained he wouldn’t return until he participated in a full practice session, which is standard procedure and infers that the earliest he could return is Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls because the Wizards aren’t scheduled to practice until Monday. But before Friday’s defeat, Coach Randy Wittman indicated a practice isn’t mandatory for Beal, which opens the possibility of him playing Saturday against the Detroit Pistons. “We’ll see in these next couple days,” Wittman said. “He’s been going through simulations with all our players. All the hard running and stuff that needs to be done and then you check to make sure there’s no lingering effect the next day.” Washington Post

February 23, 2015 Updates
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There was at least one positive development for the Washington Wizards on Friday: Doctors evaluated starting shooting guard Bradley Beal’s injured right fibula in the morning and have given him the green light to resume basketball activities Saturday. “Things are progressing really good,” Coach Randy Wittman said. “They’re going to [ramp] him up more and more now so he can get out, shooting and running and stuff, and see how that reacts.” Washington Post

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Now Beal will be shut down for the next few days, allowing for the healing process to begin. The extended rest should also help the lingering toe issue which could have actually been the real culprit behind this most recent stress injury. If the toe injury altered Beal’s normal biomechanics, the previously fractured fibula could have been subjected to a higher than normal amount of stress that has since developed into this latest injury. The Wizards should have a better idea of how long their emerging guard will need to sit and if his absence will continue after the break. Unfortunately history isn’t on Beal’s side as his personal history and precedent set by players like Holiday and McGee suggest a conservative approach would be best and a prolonged absence is likely. In Street Clothes

February 11, 2015 Updates
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Ben Standig: Beal: "We're not focused enough. We're not hungry. We're not the same team we were in training camp & to start the year off. I think we've definitely take several steps back these last 5 games, especially defensively. ....We're pretty soft right now. Twitter @BenStandig

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