NBA rumors: Bradley Beal out tonight

Ava Wallace: Bradley Beal is out tonight. He got treatment twice yesterday and this morning but is still a bit sore, so Wizards are being cautious

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Chase Hughes: Bradley Beal says his hamstring continues to "trend in the right direction" and that he felt better today after a rare two days off.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Bradley Beal says his hamstring is "feeling better... obviously I am still being cautious about certain movements... 7-game series, there is no change in my approach. Everybody is hurt during this time. Mine is a little bit more significant but it is all about the team."
Ohm Youngmisuk: Scott Brooks says everyone feels good but that the medical staff will be in constant communication with Bradley Beal to see how he feels, especially in the second half. Beal said yesterday that his hamstring isn't 100 percent and has to be managed.
“The toughest thing for me is, as a player, with injuries, you have to be selfish,” he said. “You have to look at yourself and think about your career…my biggest thing is being on the floor, being available. My first four years in the league, I had that injury-prone label to my name, so I absolutely hate when I miss games. This injury, in particular, I know it’s something that — it won’t heal in a week. Hell, I don’t even know if it’ll heal in two weeks. James Harden, I think he missed a month. It’s different grades of strains. You never know. Your hamstring is so delicate. My final decision came down to, do I want the first time me coming back onto the floor with this injury to be in a must-win game, with me trying to do everything on the fly with a super important game? If I had just come back, played on Tuesday, I don’t know how I would have been. … I kind of understood the risk of playing (Sunday). I was comfortable with knowing, okay, if I tweaked it again, I was okay with knowing it could potentially set me back.”
“You’ve got to be able to have something within,” Westbrook said of playing hurt Sunday. “I can only speak from my personal experience last year. It’s more (adjusting) physically, at least for me. It doesn’t allow you to do the things that you’re able to do to help your teammates out. And also mental, because I know that I’m kind of letting my teammates down, not letting them see the best of me. Unfortunately in the sports world, injured or not, the media and people judge you based on that particular time. I think it’s kind of like a lose-lose situation, ’cause if you don’t play and you’re hurt, it’s a conversation. But if you play hurt and you play bad, it’s like, oh, well, he can’t play anymore.”
Ava Wallace: Hefty injury report for tomorrow’s Wiz-Hornets game. Bradley Beal (left hamstring strain) is QUESTIONABLE. He missed all 3 games this week. Elsewhere: Garrison Mathews (right wrist sprain) is probable. Raul Neto (left hamstring strain) is questionable.
Neil Dalal: Bradley Beal went through a light off-court workout with Jesse Phillips that included high knees, full court length runs, etc. He then went through his normal on-court pre-game routine with Tony Brown. Beal (hamstring) will miss his 3rd straight game tonight, but appears close.
"We want to win out; we want to win tonight and we want to win on Sunday. We’ll then get into the play-in and then we’ll see what happens going into our season. But our focus is to try to continue this upswing. We took a step back with the injury to Brad [Beal], but everyone in the organization is pleased that we’ve gotten this far. All of the focus is on just getting into that play-in."
Monte Poole: Kent Bazemore, marveling at teammate Stephen Curry: “49 points in 29 minutes, that’s unreal. We got guys hurting hamstrings to keep up.” Curry leads NBA in scoring, at 31.9 ppg Bradley Beal is second, at 31.4, but will miss at least 2 games with, yes, a strained hammy.
Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal will miss at least two games because of a left hamstring strain, the team announced Monday. Beal, who suffered the injury Saturday against the Pacers, had already been ruled out for Monday's road game against the Hawks. The NBA's second-leading scorer now will also miss Wednesday's game in Atlanta.
Wizards coach Scott Brooks said he was uncertain how serious Beal's hamstring injury is and that the guard's status will have to be determined over the next few days before Washington plays at Atlanta on Monday. "I knew it was a little tight in the second half," said Beal, who checked out of the game with 21 seconds left in regulation. "First play of the second, I twisted my ankle ... I went back out there, my left hammy felt a little tight. I didn't think anything of it, kept playing. I think the layup on [Doug] McDermott put us up one, it kind of intensified a little bit, and then the floater I missed at the end, it definitely kind of put me over the top."
Following his return to play Wednesday night in a 131-116 win over the Magic, Beal told NBC Sports Washington's Justin Kutcher and Drew Gooden that he's dealt with nerve issues in his hip as well. "It's a little worse than a contusion, I got a little nerve stuff going on too," Beal said. "It's a matter of just every day, keeping the symptoms down and being able to dook it out. I feel if I can push through some things and be able to tolerate and move comfortably, then I'll give it a go."
Ava Wallace: Scott Brooks, on why Beal has been a game-time decision for six straight games now (and not played the last five): "Brad is tough, he wants to play -- we're not going to put him out there until he's really 100 percent."
Chase Hughes: Bradley Beal is a gametime decision with his hip once again. Robin Lopez is also a gametime decision. But Rui Hachimura WILL play after missing some time with a shoulder injury.
Fred Katz: Bradley Beal says his shoulder feels “great.” Says “rehab all summer was awesome.” Beal didn’t go to the bubble back in July because of a shoulder injury.
How are you feeling right now? Bradley Beal: I feel great. If the season started now, I'll be good to go. But I'm fine, man, my shoulder feels a lot better, my body feels better. I'm in a great mental space. So I'm ready to go. I'm looking forward to whenever we come back, you know, so I'm just kind of just using this time to rest.
“Bradley did everything possible to be ready to play, but after closely monitoring his individual workouts we came to the conclusion that it was best for him to sit out the upcoming games in Orlando and avoid the risk of further injury,” said Wizards General Manager Tommy Sheppard. “Although he was able to play through the majority of the season with the injury, the layoff from March until now did not leave any of us feeling comfortable that he would have enough time to be ready to perform at the extremely high level we are all accustomed to seeing and agreed that not participating in the games in Orlando was the right decision.”
Beal experienced discomfort with his shoulder early in the season and worked with the team’s medical and performance staff to manage the injury. The symptoms worsened over the course of the hiatus and he began to rehabilitate the injury with the intent of returning to play. He will not travel with the team to Orlando and will continue his rehabilitation process over the summer. “This was a difficult decision and one that I did not take lightly as the leader of this team,” said Beal. “I wanted to help my teammates compete for a playoff spot in Orlando, but also understand that this will be best for all of us in the long term. I appreciate the support of my teammates, the fans and the entire organization and look forward to returning next season to continue the progress we have made.”
Tim Reynolds: For the Wizards tomorrow, Bradley Beal is questionable. Davis Bertans and Rui Hachimura remain out, among many other Wizards.
Candace Buckner: Some tidbits I've gathered: - Beal's "right lower leg soreness" is actually around his knee. - The schedule played a role in the discussion btw team & Beal. Wiz play 8 gms in 14 days coming up. By sitting him tonight, Beal gets three full days to heal up before the stretch
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal left Thursday night's 132-102 loss to the Detroit Pistons with right lower leg soreness, head coach Scott Brooks said. Beal exited with 5 minutes, 50 seconds remaining in the third quarter. The Wizards trailed 89-60 when Beal left, and Brooks said the team opted to leave him on the sideline because of the large deficit.
Candace Buckner: Bradley Beal, who took an elbow to his right eye, said he will have an eye exam on Thursday. "The eye is very important, so [the doctor] said there might be some things in the back going on that might not affect you right now but could affect me tonight or tomorrow."
Bradley Beal's right leg injury-- originally called hamstring tightness -- has turned out to be just that following an MRI Thursday morning, CSNmidatlantic.com was told by league sources.The Wizards will list him as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers.
J. Michael Falgoust: Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal questionable vs. #Cavs after MRI reveals no damage fw.to/uPsXS0Z #WizCavs
However, he turned serious when addressing the outside reaction to news that he had gotten injured in training camp. “I want to question [people]: Do you think I want to get hurt?” Beal said. “It’s not on purpose, it just happens. It naturally happens.”
During the Wednesday practice, Beal caught an inadvertent elbow from center Ian Mahinmi, who was stripped of the ball, his arms flailing, and “my head was in the way,” as Beal recalled. “I kind of blacked out and [teammates] said I fell kind of dramatically. I fell like in slow motion,” Beal said. “It was definitely a tough blow and I kind of blanked out for a minute but I’m good now.”
J. Michael Falgoust: Bradley Beal is in LA doing therapy combined with individual work to get himself right for regular season, I'm told. Emphasis on therapy to get his muscles right to prevent stress reactions (NOT fractures) from recurring #WizardsTalk #2016Olympics @CSNWizards
Beal, 22, was diagnosed with a sprained pelvis and didn’t return. He declined to speak to the media after the game and the team didn’t have an update on his status. Beal has missed 21 games this season because a shoulder injury, a stress reaction in his right fibula and a concussion. Washington’s second-leading scorer, Beal is expected to travel with the team to Portland Monday for Washington’s three-game road trip, but whether he will play Tuesday against the Trail Blazers is uncertain. Garrett Temple would return to the starting lineup if Beal is ruled out. Temple tallied 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting in 26 minutes Saturday, shooting 24.6 percent from the field and 24.1 percent from three-point range. He has also shot 58.3 percent from the free throw line in his 10 starts since the break.
J. Michael Falgoust: Beal being helped to the locker room. This doesnt look good #WizardsTalk #WizPacers @CSNWizards https://t.co/XMWaxrHlqM
Porter’s ailment comes after the Wizards welcomed Bradley Beal back Wednesday from a 16-game because of a stress reaction in his right fibula. Beal scored 11 points in 23 minutes against the Bucks. He said he will play against the Pacers, but probably won’t suit up to face the Celtics on Saturday.
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, sidelined since Dec. 11 because of a stress reaction in his right fibula, said Monday that he hopes to return either Friday against the Indiana Pacers or Saturday against the Boston Celtics. Beal joined the Wizards on their two-game road trip to Orlando and Chicago to rev up his workload and said he could begin contact activity Tuesday when the Wizards return to Washington.
Beal joined the Wizards on their two-game road trip to Orlando and Chicago to rev up his workload and said he could begin contact activity Tuesday when the Wizards return to Washington. “Maybe tomorrow when we get back,” Beal said as he walked off the United Center floor after Washington’s shoot-around Monday morning.
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