HoopsHype Bradley Beal rumors

August 5, 2014 Updates

Shortly after he and Wizards teammate John Wall were cut from the Team USA basketball roster for the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain, Bradley Beal was back in D.C. making his Goodman League debut Monday at Barry Farm in Southeast. Beal, who was guarded by Goodman League veteran Dele Ojo, scored 33 points and helped his team of amateurs overcome a 12-point deficit in the final six minutes. Washington Post

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The Roster: Bradley Beal, DeMarcus Cousins, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond, Kevin Durant, Kenneth Faired, Paul George, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving, Kyle Korver, Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, Chandler Parson, Derrick Rose, Klay Thompson. CSNNW.com

July 2, 2014 Updates

Beal said he had dinner in Los Angeles with Ariza, who has been courted by a number of teams beyond the Wizards, including the Lakers, the Clippers, Miami, Dallas, Utah, Cleveland and Phoenix. “He’s kind of up in the air, but he loves D.C. for sure,” Beal said during a Wednesday phone interview. “We had a successful season this past season, and he’s a big reason why. He’s definitely considering coming back, and hopefully the front office can lure him back in so we can keep building on last season.” Washington Post

June 11, 2014 Updates

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is known to attract a few famous people, and this year is no different. At Activision's E3 booth on Monday, the video game publisher hosted a pair of NBA stars: Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal. Beal was there to get a closer look at Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which launches in November. "I love it," says the Wizards guard. "It's definitely better than the last one. It's cool to be able to get a hands-on experience." Beal considers himself a big fan of Call of Duty, but says he enjoys sports games, too, such as the NBA 2K and Madden NFL series. "Video games are probably one of my biggest hobbies," he says. "Whenever I get a chance to get away from basketball for a little bit, this is what I do." USA Today Sports

June 2, 2014 Updates

Unlike last season when John Wall spent most of his time away from D.C., he'll be around a lot more this offseason. He'll also work out with Bradley Beal, probably in St. Louis and at Verizon Center. "Eager and anxious, especially after you have a season like this," Wall said about looking forward to 2014-15 which will be his fifth season. "You make it to the playoffs for the first time you're ready to get it started again." CSNWashington.com

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“This loss hurts more than anything . . . just knowing that it all just came to an end,” said Bradley Beal, whose three-pointer gave the Wizards their only lead of the fourth quarter, 74-73, with 8 minutes 31 seconds to play. “At the same time, nobody really thought we would be this far. For us to actually make it here, and for us to believe in ourselves and make Indiana earn it, we should be proud of ourselves. There’s nothing we should hang our heads about.” Washington Post

May 6, 2014 Updates

Blessed to be at both games, I can say with conviction that Beal had Kobe’s supreme confidence Monday night. In yet another stirring performance that makes you forget he’s 20-freakin’ years old , Beal’s stroke may have even been purer than Mamba’s at 21. “Bradley Beal’s a superstar in this league,” Paul George, the Pacers’ all-star guard, said afterward. “He’s on the rise.” “Like, the way I think about it, I’m 20 years old, playing in the playoffs, something I always dreamed about, so why not embrace it?” said Beal, who, let’s be honest, is nearly too good to be real. Washington Post

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John Wall finished with 24 points, Nene scored 20, and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 75-69 on Tuesday night to clinch their first-round series in five games. Bradley Beal scored 17 points, and the fifth-seeded Wizards advanced in the postseason for just the third time since the 1970s. They will meet Indiana or Atlanta in the Eastern Conference semifinals. It's a huge step for a franchise that hadn't been to the postseason since 2008, but with Wall and Beal leading the way, they won 44 games during the regular season. USA Today Sports

Taj Gibson watched the last 7:51 of the season from the training room after rolling his left ankle. He didn’t like what he saw: The Wizards grabbed five offensive rebounds in the final 1:57 of the Game 5 75-69 loss Tuesday night at United Center. “Just frustrating,” he said. Up three, the Wizards held the ball for 1:18, buoyed by three Marcin Gortat offensive rebounds. With 16.2 seconds left and still up three, Andre Miller missed both free-throw attempts, but Nene got the rebound. When Bradley Beal missed his second free throw, Nene got another rebound. “It symbolized the way the series went,” swingman Mike Dunleavy said. “We just could not secure an offensive rebound. Chicago Sun-Times

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According to one source, though, Thibodeau was concerned about Augustin’s defensive shortcomings being exposed, especially in the playoffs, when opposing coaches smell blood and attack. Sure enough, the Wizards’ guards seemed to go right after him down the stretch, whether it was John Wall, Bradley Beal or even 38-year-old Andre Miller, who scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter. Chicago Sun-Times

April 11, 2014 Updates

John Wall and Bradley Beal are both learning about the intensity and challenges of battling for postseason position and Wednesday’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats was a struggle for the duo. Wall, the first-time all-star, and Beal, an invite for Team USA tryouts this summer, combined to miss 23 of 33 shots in the Wizards’ 94-88 overtime loss and Wittman didn’t hold back when asked to critique their performances. “When you don’t put effort in, you’re not going to have good showings. It just filters down,” Wittman said. “You can’t play with no energy or effort at one end of the floor and expect to turn it on at the other end of the floor. It doesn’t work that way. That’s been proven with these guys. It was almost like we were spinning our wheels in mud. We just didn’t come out with any enthusiasm. I don’t even know if they had a sweat broken at the jump ball.” Washington Post

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