HoopsHype Bradley Beal rumors

March 4, 2013 Updates

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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During his visit to a hand specialist in New York this week, Beal was told that he should take his time before coming back and plans to heed the advice. “I’m not going to rush back. Going to take my time and wait until it heals,” Beal said. “It’s always because the type of kid I am, it takes a lot for me not to play. If I’m hurt or not. But I have to be smart now. But if I want to have a long career and just finish the season out strong, I have to take care of my body more than anything. It’s real tough, but I’m still cheering my teammates on.” Washington Post

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The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge -- televised live nationally on TNT at 9 p.m. ET and broadcast live on ESPN Radio, with live audio also available on NBA.com in multiple languages -- features two teams each consisting of nine rookies and sophomores mixed together, drafted from a pool selected by the NBA's assistant coaches. Joining Irving from the Sophomore class are: Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers), Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic), and Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats). Davis and Lillard lead a group of rookies that includes Harrison Barnes (Warriors) Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Bobcats), Alexey Shved (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dion Waiters (Cavaliers), and Tyler Zeller (Cavaliers). Oregonian

January 28, 2013 Updates

After the Wizards defeated the Chicago Bulls, 86-73, on Saturday night, rookie Bradley Beal had a new accessory to go with his post-game wardrobe: a soft, protective brace with Velcro straps on his right wrist. “My wrist is bothering me,” Beal said as he held the cast, “but it was a great team win for us. And I’m going to do whatever it takes to help the team win.” Washington Post

January 22, 2013 Updates

That’s doesn’t mean Washington isn’t looking to shake some things up. Sources close to the process peg the Wizards as a front runner in the ongoing Rudy Gay talks with Memphis and that they do have several other situations they are involved in. The Wizards are not sending out rookie Bradley Beal as some have reported, but they do have several pieces that are moveable and attractive. HoopsWorld

January 15, 2013 Updates

Beal's play has also gotten the attention of league executives. But Beal's agent, Mark Bartelstein told USA TODAY Sports that Washington has no plans to trade Beal to the Memphis Grizzlies in a potential deal would involve forward Rudy Gay, disputing reports that surfaced Sunday night. "I've talked with the Wizards and with Memphis and there's absolutely nothing to it," Bartelstein said. "I'm sure lots of teams would to like to have Brad, but the Wizards have absolutely no intention of trading him." USA Today Sports

January 14, 2013 Updates

Right now the Grizzlies are exploring Rudy Gay’s trade value, a search that has turned up interesting names like Bradley Beal from Washington and J.J. Redick from Orlando, to name two of the many teams who have expressed interest in Gay. They are not in a big hurry to move Gay, but the process of assessing his trade value could well culminate in a move made before next month’s trade deadline. HoopsWorld

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The Wizards lost 83-76 to the Jazz on Saturday night at Verizon Center. The loss drops the Wizards to 0-8, which ties last season’s start – the worst in franchise history. Once again the Wizards managed to make the game competitive through three quarters before fading down the stretch. “I think we could have won more than half the games we played,” said Bradley Beal, who scored all of his six points in the first half. “That’s just my opinion. Our intensity is there, our competitiveness is there, all the way up to the fourth quarter. That’s what really kills us.” Washington Times

November 11, 2012 Updates

Bradley Beal was shoved to the floor by Brandon Jennings and ejected by the referees, but there were no further repercussions for his hard foul on Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis with 23.7 seconds remaining of the Wizards’ 101-91 loss on Friday at Verizon Center. After reviewing the incident on Saturday, the NBA downgraded Beal’s infraction to a flagrant foul penalty one. Under league bylaws, Beal was eligible to get suspended and receive a fine of up to $50,000 after he was assessed a flagrant foul penalty two – unsportsmanlike contact defined as “unnecessary and excessive” – and an automatic ejection in the loss to Milwaukee. But he didn’t get a suspension and his punishment has been reduced. A player receives two points for a penalty two flagrant foul and one point for a penalty one flagrant foul. Exceeding five points during the season will lead to an automatic one-game suspension and further suspensions for each additional flagrant foul. Washington Post

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