HoopsHype Bradley Beal rumors

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

May 16, 2013 Updates

One day after it was announced that he was named to the NBA all-rooke first team, it was announced that Beal will represent the Wizards at the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday at Disney/ABC’s Times Square studios in New York. Washington Post

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Beal earned the respect of his teammates and went the entire season without getting hazed. “I have good vets. No popcorn in the car, no pink backpacks, nothing,” he said. “It’s probably because he’s so mature,” A.J.Price explained. “You kind of forget that he’s a rookie, by the way he plays and carries himself. I think skies the limit for him. He came 19, I can’t even imagine playing in the NBA at 19. He did a great. He’s so mature, so ahead of his years. He’s also a leader. Got better as the season went along. In my opinion, he was probably the best rookie.” Washington Post

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The Wizards announced Wednesday that rookie guard Bradley Beal is done for the season with a stress injury in his right fibula. Beal averaged 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists this season on just 41 percent shooting. He played in just 56 games due to injury. CBSSports.com

April 2, 2013 Updates

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Nene and Emeka Okafor were participants in a basketball clinic for children at the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll and watched as the president missed badly on a series of jumpers and airmailed another. He asked for a new ball in the midst of his misfiring and missed at least 13 shots in row overall, including one layup attempt that hit nothing but the glass. “He missed a lot in a row. We told him move in a little bit. Then he ended up missing a layup and it got out of control,” Beal said. “He has a few excuses he could use. I think he was warming up to at least sprinkle one in. I don’t know.” Washington Post

April 1, 2013 Updates

You got mentioned in the Rudy Gay trade talks at one point. I’m always curious: Did you learn that through the media like the rest of us? Or did the team come to you first and say, “Hey, you’re doing to hear this, but don’t worry about it, it’s just a rumor”? Bradley Beal: I just heard it in the media. And then Ernie [Grunfeld, the Wizards’ GM] came to me and said it’s not true — that they were just trying to increase his trade value, that’s all it was. Grantland

March 17, 2013 Updates

Though Bradley Beal’s gruesome landing late in the fourth quarter of the Wizards’ win over Philadelphia on March 3 left the impression that he would be out for some time, a quick return always seemed a possibility with the left ankle refusing to swell up like an inflatable ball, tests revealing no structural damage, and crutches ditched after one day. But Beal’s the day-to-day journey back to playing on his sprained ankle lasted closer to two weeks – and it may have been a little longer had he not declared himself ready to play a few minutes before the Wizards tipped off against the Phoenix Suns. Following an intense pregame workout of cutting and running in the practice gym, Beal decided to test his ankle after a six-game hiatus in advance of the Wizards’ upcoming four-game road trip, beginning on Monday in Charlotte. “Somehow magically, God willing, I was able to play,” Beal said after scoring 13 points off the bench in the Wizards’ 127-105 victory over the lowly Suns. “It felt pretty good and hopefully I’ll be able to play on Monday.” Washington Post

March 6, 2013 Updates

Washington Wizards rookie Bradley Beal is off the crutches, moving with a slight limp but also moving closer toward making his return from his sprained left ankle. Limited to free throws, Beal didn’t participate in Tuesday’s practice and will be doubtful when the Wizards attempt to win consecutive road games for the first time this season on Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. “I’m not sure,” Beal said when asked if he would be available. “Depends on how good I feel. I’m day-to-day. We’ll just have to see. I really can’t do anything mobile yet. It’ll probably be another day or so before I get back into the groove.” Washington Post

March 4, 2013 Updates

Beal said an X-ray revealed no serious damage and that the next significant test of his ankle would come Monday morning. "I honestly thought it was more serious than what it was, because at first, I really couldn't move my foot," Beal said. "I couldn't really feel it. I guess that's just what happens when you're in shock, and your mind's just going all over the place." Philadelphia Inquirer

After the game, Beal, using crutches, passed Philadelphia coach Doug Collins' news conference. Earlier in the media session, Collins referred to Beal as `Jeremy.' "Just one second," Collins told reporters before addressing Beal. "Hey, Jeremy. I mean Bradley. Bradley. I hope you're OK, man. Sorry. OK? You're a hell of a player, man." Collins turned back to the reporters. "There is a Jeremy Beal, isn't there?" Collins said. "That has to be. If not, that's his new nickname. No, I shouldn't be making fun at this period of time. We should all pray for that young kid. . He's a tremendous player." Philadelphia Inquirer

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