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March 7, 2015 Updates

Bradley Beal scored 17 points on 6-for-11 shooting over 33 minutes Friday in his third game back from a fibula injury but he hasn’t played in a back-to-back since returning and Beal said he wasn’t sure if he will play Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks. “We will see how he feels, number one,” Wittman said. “We will talk with the doctor and see where he is at. He will get examined here tonight, which they do anyway, even when it’s not a back to back.” Washington Post

February 28, 2015 Updates

Beal explained he wouldn’t return until he participated in a full practice session, which is standard procedure and infers that the earliest he could return is Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls because the Wizards aren’t scheduled to practice until Monday. But before Friday’s defeat, Coach Randy Wittman indicated a practice isn’t mandatory for Beal, which opens the possibility of him playing Saturday against the Detroit Pistons. “We’ll see in these next couple days,” Wittman said. “He’s been going through simulations with all our players. All the hard running and stuff that needs to be done and then you check to make sure there’s no lingering effect the next day.” Washington Post

February 23, 2015 Updates
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There was at least one positive development for the Washington Wizards on Friday: Doctors evaluated starting shooting guard Bradley Beal’s injured right fibula in the morning and have given him the green light to resume basketball activities Saturday. “Things are progressing really good,” Coach Randy Wittman said. “They’re going to [ramp] him up more and more now so he can get out, shooting and running and stuff, and see how that reacts.” Washington Post

February 19, 2015 Updates
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February 12, 2015 Updates

Now Beal will be shut down for the next few days, allowing for the healing process to begin. The extended rest should also help the lingering toe issue which could have actually been the real culprit behind this most recent stress injury. If the toe injury altered Beal’s normal biomechanics, the previously fractured fibula could have been subjected to a higher than normal amount of stress that has since developed into this latest injury. The Wizards should have a better idea of how long their emerging guard will need to sit and if his absence will continue after the break. Unfortunately history isn’t on Beal’s side as his personal history and precedent set by players like Holiday and McGee suggest a conservative approach would be best and a prolonged absence is likely. In Street Clothes

February 11, 2015 Updates
February 3, 2015 Updates

Ben Standig: Beal: "We're not focused enough. We're not hungry. We're not the same team we were in training camp & to start the year off. I think we've definitely take several steps back these last 5 games, especially defensively. ....We're pretty soft right now. Twitter @BenStandig

February 2, 2015 Updates
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January 26, 2015 Updates

But, D.C.'s Home Rule Act exempts people who work in the city, as Scherzer will from April through September or October every year, as he will, from having to pay D.C. income taxes if they reside outside the city. The Act was implemented to encourage non-residents to work in the city (and buy things, which are subject to local sales taxes). "Any non-resident of D.C. is not taxed by D.C., including the visiting players who go in there," said Mark Goldstick, CFO of Priority Sports, the Chicago-based agency that represents numerous NBA and NFL players, including the Wizards' Bradley Beal. "They are taxed by the resident state. Other states tax visiting players when they go in. D.C. does not -- at least for now." NBA.com

January 22, 2015 Updates
January 21, 2015 Updates

Wizards guard Bradley Beal admitted that he had “no idea” who Adkins was before the two met at the Las Vegas summer league in July, but Beal and swingman Martell Webster both credited Adkins for challenging yet enjoyable rehabilitation sessions that closely resembled game-like situations as they recovered from injuries to start the season. “He definitely pushes you to the max, man,” Beal said. “He wants the best for you, and he’s going to push you until your tongue is hanging dry. He’ll do whatever it takes to get you better.” Washington Post

January 15, 2015 Updates
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And by the end of the period, thanks to a six-point run by John Wall, a series of defensive stops in the waning moments, and a perfectly executed inbounds play to win the game with 0.8 seconds remaining, the Wizards departed Florida with their second implausible victory in a row. “I think we are doing a great job staying poised and calm down the stretch,” said Bradley Beal, who laid the ball in on Andre Miller’s lob pass to win the game. “It would be a lot better if we could avoid those situations as much as possible, but whenever we are we do a great job not panicking, just running stuff, and getting stops when we need to and just executing down the stretch.” Washington Post

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