HoopsHype Bradley Beal rumors

October 26, 2013 Updates

As expected, the team will exercise the third-year option on Bradley Beal, according a person familiar with the Wizards’ plans. Washington Post

October 16, 2013 Updates

About an hour before the matchup, Wade was standing in front of his locker room stall discussing his impressions of the Wizards’ second-year shooting guard. Wade owned the youngster in their duels last season but noticed that Beal made progress before the end of his rookie year. “As he gets more comfortable in this league, he’ll get better — if he wants it,” Wade said. “He has the ability. He has the talent. He has the height, so he can do it. It’s just about how much he wants it. And we’ll see.” Washington Post

September 20, 2013 Updates

“Everything has been good. My game has been improving. [I'm] putting the ball on the floor a lot more and my confidence is still sky high,” Beal said. “I’m ready for this year and I couldn’t be more excited with the team that we have. And hopefully, starting next week, we’ll have a good start chemistry wise and we’ll go from there.” The Wizards have high expectations for the upcoming season but suffered a setback this week when they lost Emeka Okafor for an indefinite time with a herniated disk in his neck and Chris Singleton for at least six weeks with a broken bone in his left foot. Beal said the injuries shouldn’t keep the Wizards from targeting the playoffs. Washington Post

September 7, 2013 Updates

Bradley Beal joined fellow Chaminade alum David Lee in the NBA last season, and after a Friday morning all school assembly in Creve Coeur, will join him in another way: with a retired number hanging in the rafters at the all boys college preparatory school. Beal, a 2011 Chaminade graduate, was a big part of Kelvin Lee's 2009 club which captured the Missouri state championship. In his senior year, Beal was named Gatorade's National Boys Basketball Player of The Year on the strength of averaging 32.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.7 steals per game. Creve Coeur Patch

September 5, 2013 Updates

After rehabilitating all summer, Nene is back and training with the Wizards a little less than a month before training camp begins. He is joined this week by the Wizards' key free agent acquisition, Eric Maynor. Al Harrington, who signed in August as a free agent, has yet to report because he is dealing with a family matter. John Wall, Bradley Beal, Glen Rice and Martell Webster already have been training at Verizon Center. CSNWashington.com

August 1, 2013 Updates
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July 9, 2013 Updates

The Wizards announced in April that Beal would be sidelined for approximately eight weeks before getting back to basketball-related activities, but the 6-foot-5 shooting guard said when he received his last X-ray a month ago, doctors told him that he is actually progressing at the appropriate pace. But that also means Beal remains questionable for participation in Team USA’s minicamp in Las Vegas from July 22-25, though he still plans to attend. “It’s just up to me to stay patient and let it heal fully. I’m not sure yet,” Beal said, when asked about trying out for the U.S. men’s national team. “I wish I could play summer league. But if I don’t, I don’t. USA, I want to play, but if I’m not 100 percent, I’m not going to force it.” Washington Post

Beal will be there when the Wizards open summer league Saturday vs. the Golden State Warriors in Las Vegas (CSN, 4 p.m. ET). Twenty-one NBA teams and one D-League select team will compete in the tournament that runs until July 22. USA Basketball, led by Duke coach Mike Krzyzweski, has a mini-camp scheduled July 22-25, also in Las Vegas. “I’m not sure yet,” Beal said of participating with Team USA. “I’m hoping. I wish I could play in summer league. If I don’t, I don’t. For USA I want to play, but if I’m not 100% I’m not going to force it. “Coach K wants me to still go. … (They) want me to attend even if I’m not participating.” CSNWashington.com

July 8, 2013 Updates
June 24, 2013 Updates

Bradley Beal expects to be cleared to begin participating in basketball-related activities in “the next week or two” and said that his leg is healing “slowly but surely.” But the Wizards shooting guard admits that the “slowly” part has been most frustrating, since he has been limited for nearly three months with a stress injury in his right fibula. “Watching the playoffs, watching these games and watching guys scrimmage and play, it makes you want to be out there, but you can’t,” Beal said said Sunday while making an appearance at the National Capital Barbecue Battle on Pennsylvania Avenue. “At the same time, it’s something you have to be patient with…You can’t really rush it. I’m definitely taking my time, doing what I need to do. Having my trainers working me out and do what I need to do and get healthy.” Washington Post

June 21, 2013 Updates
June 20, 2013 Updates

According to people with knowledge of the situation, Beal remains sidelined but is expected to be cleared by July 1, nearly three months after doctors diagnosed a stress injury in his right fibula. The delayed recovery puts in doubt Beal’s availability for NBA summer league in Las Vegas, which begins on July 12, sources said. Washington Post

A person close to Beal maintained that it’s “too early to say” if he will be able to participate in summer league. Another added that “summer league is not imperative. There is a chance that he doesn’t” participate. Washington Post

June 19, 2013 Updates

According to people with knowledge of the situation, Beal remains sidelined but is expected to cleared by July 1, nearly three months after doctors diagnosed a stress injury in his right fibula. The delayed recovery puts in doubt Beal’s availability for NBA summer league in Las Vegas, which begins on July 12, sources said. Washington Post

May 24, 2013 Updates

John Wall and Bradley Beal are both expected to be among the 24 players to participate in USA Basketball’s minicamp in July. Team USA officials have already begun the process of tracking potential talent for the 2014 World Cup in Madrid and 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the Wizards’ back-court duo will soon have a chance to leave an impression. Washington Post

May 22, 2013 Updates

The Wizards initially stated that he would be out for at least six weeks, but Beal is anxious to have another update in the next week or two, so that he can get back to doing what he loves most. He had his last X-ray almost a month ago, “so I’m probably due for a checkup real soon. I feel no pain, but the [stress reaction] is still there.” “It’s always frustration,” Beal said of being out. “But at the same time, I have to stay positive, make sure I’m doing what I’m supposed to do. Making sure I’m able to take care of myself and just stay on top of it. Basically just being patient and when I get out there, I’ll get out there.” Washington Post

May 17, 2013 Updates

When asked how he’d feel if a Wizards teammate made the same decision, Beal had to admit he’d lose some respect for that player. “A little bit. Yeah, I would,” he said. “The type of player (Derrick Rose) is, and the mentality and competitiveness that he has, I think he would have gave it a go. I don’t know what was holding him back. I think he’s scared it’s probably going to happen again and he won’t be the same. But you’re never the same after an injury. But you just have to fight through it and do something else to be able to impact the game. I’m not sure what it is he has to do. I really can’t speak for him.” Washington Post

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