HoopsHype Bradley Beal rumors

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The Wizards announced on Monday that leading scorer Bradley Beal has been cleared to increase basketball-related activities, while reserve big man Al Harrington will miss at least four weeks after having surgery on his troublesome right knee. Washington Post

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After missing 26 games as a rookie, Beal told himself that he would “stop being hard-headed” and speak up at the first sign of trouble. That proactive approach is the primary reason that the Washington Wizards will be without their leading scorer for at least two weeks with a stress injury in his proximal right fibula. Once Beal felt the pain in his leg was unmanageable, he complained, got the necessary examinations and discovered the problem was more serious than he originally thought. “Kind of just popped up out of nowhere,” Beal said. “It’s been lingering for a week. I thought it was just calf soreness. Then it kind of escalated a little bit more.” Washington Post

A source close to Beal speculated that the recent leg injuries could also be a result of the 20-year-old still physically maturing. Beal actually grew an inch last summer, but doesn’t expect the problems with his leg to become chronic. “I’m not afraid of it escalating any higher than it is, or just recurring after this, but at the same time, I have to be prepared for it because injuries like this do happen to a lot of athletes and a lot of people,” Beal said. “If that happens, I am prepared for it mentally and if that happens, I’ll deal with it but for right now, I’m really not concerned about it.” Washington Post

The Washington Wizards suffered another possible blow to their rotation with starting shooting guard Bradley Beal getting an MRI on his right leg Monday. The Wizards said results of the MRI won't be known until Tuesday. Beal, who leads the team in scoring with 20.6 points per game and the league in minutes played at 40.2 per game, had been experiencing soreness in his lower right leg -- the same leg in which he suffered a stress injury last year that prematurely ended his rookie season. ESPN.com

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Throughout the game, Beal would hold out his hands to show that he was open, then drop his shoulders if the play went somewhere else. When his shot didn’t fall, Beal lowered his head and was slow to get back on defense. The more he tried to fight through it, the further he fell into quick sand. “I’m a victim of it. I’m not ashamed to say it,” Beal said, when asked if the bad body language of the players contributed to the loss. Washington Post

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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

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