HoopsHype Bradley Beal rumors

October 11, 2014 Updates

The Washington Wizards, expected to compete for a top spot in the Eastern Conference this season, suffered a major blow to their hopes of a quick start with the loss of guard Bradley Beal, who could miss as much as six to eight weeks after breaking his left wrist, according to league sources. The Wizards expect Beal will undergo surgery in the next few days. Beal suffered the injury during Friday night's exhibition game against the Charlotte Hornets, after Hornets swingman P.J. Hairston fouled him in the first quarter. The Wizards initially diagnosed the injury as a sprained wrist, but an examination Saturday detailed a small fracture in the wrist. Beal's agent, Mark Bartlestein, said Saturday via text that Beal hoped he could avoid surgery and was waiting for final results from physicians in evaluating the scope of the injury. NBA.com

Washington Wizards starting shooting guard Bradley Beal could miss 6-8 weeks after breaking his left wrist in Friday’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. An MRI Saturday revealed the fracture. Beal’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, said an official statement is “coming soon.” Washington Post

A source says Beal did not suffer nerve damage in his wrist or have any displacement in the wrist, injuries that would have kept him out much longer than the current expected prognosis. NBA.com

Washington Wizards starting shooting guard Bradley Beal is expected to miss some time after injuring his left wrist in Friday’s preseason loss to the Hornets, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person described Beal’s injury as “not good.” Washington Post

October 2, 2014 Updates

“I mean, why wouldn’t you think you’re the best back court in the league?” Beal said. “I’m pretty sure me and John feel like that, him and Kyrie [Irving] feel like that, and Klay [Thompson] and Steph [Curry] feel like that. So it doesn’t matter. I mean, I would hope you have confidence in yourself, and believe that you’re the best in the league. But that’s just me being who I am and having confidence in me and John. I’m not worried about those guys or what they’re doing over there. I’m just trying to control what we can control, and trying to get wins.” Washington Post

Then he turned serious. “I mean, why wouldn’t you think you’re the best back court in the league?” Beal said. “I’m pretty sure me and John feel like that, him and Kyrie [Irving] feel like that, and Klay [Thompson] and Steph [Curry] feel like that. So it doesn’t matter. I mean, I would hope you have confidence in yourself, and believe that you’re the best in the league. But that’s just me being who I am and having confidence in me and John. I’m not worried about those guys or what they’re doing over there. I’m just trying to control what we can control, and trying to get wins.” Brian Mitchell then said something about stats. “I mean, some guys just get to talking,” Beal said. “And that’s all he’s doing right now. But what we’re going to do, we’re just going to prove it. And November 21, they come here, so we’ll just duke it out then.” Washington Post

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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