Bradley Beal to play scouts this summer | NBA


Author of the best season of his career, on an individual level, with 31.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists on average (at 49% on shots, 35% at 3-points and 89% on free throws), Bradley Beal intends now replicate those statistics within a team that matters in the Eastern Conference.

Because even led by a Russell Westbrook in an average triple-double and a Bradley Beal, who was a long time leader in the league (before being dethroned by Stephen Curry), the Wizards could not do better than an 8th place in the Is. Managed to reach the playoffs after a well negotiated « play-in », the players of the capital then did not weigh very heavily against the Sixers in the first round (1-4).

On vacation, Washington therefore has its work cut out for it before regaining the heights of its conference.

Behind its two All-Stars, the DC franchise certainly has some interesting young people (Rui Hachimura, Thomas Bryant, Daniel Gafford or Deni Avdija) and a few confirmed rotation players (Davis Bertans, Robin Lopez, Ish Smith or Raul Neto) . But it still lacks the ingredients before it can truly establish itself among the contenders for the title, or at least the Finals.

An attractive market and identity

And despite reduced leeway for the Wizards this summer, Bradley Beal intends to rely, initially, on the attractiveness of the city of Washington to convince « free agents » to join his team in the coming weeks.

 » [Washington] is an amazing market, a real sports city so I don’t see why no one would be interested to come here “, He confided in the columns of NBC Sports.  » Of course recruiting other players is complicated, but [ce processus] is going on and I’m looking forward to this summer. « 

In addition, Bradley Beal also intends to play the field card with « free agents ».

Despite a porous and irregular defense, the Wizards are effectively developing a style of play capable of appealing to players who are comfortable offensively and on fast play. Not to mention that Scott Brooks’ men are known to be part of the toughest and most combative teams in the NBA, with notably Russell Westbrook at the helm.

 » Hope the other teams watch us and see what we’re capable of, the way we play Bradley Beal admitted on this subject.  » We are a very competitive team. We don’t care who we’re up against because everyone puts on their shoes the same way. So we make sure to go out there, play, at a fast pace, and fight as hard as possible. This is the team that we are. « 

MVP in the making?

To really take a step forward, Washington’s leaders will first and foremost have to bring back 3-point shooting and home defense during this offseason.

But they can also trust the progress of Bradley Beal « himself » who, even if he is considered one of the best players in the league, wishes to go even further, in a personal capacity.

At almost 28 years old (he will have them on June 28, editor’s note), the All-Star rear is supposed to be in his “prime”, in other words the best years of a basketball player’s career. This necessarily implies a change of status for a player already recognized in the eyes of all for his talent.

 » Obviously I had a good year, being an All-Star and hoping to be part of an ‘All-NBA team’ “, He explained thus, still for NBC Sports.  » But I want to be an MVP caliber player. The rest of my progress goes through this. I just have to keep pushing myself in order to be in a better position to be successful. « 

Bradley Beal Percentage Rebounds
Season Team MJ Min Shots 3pts LF Off Def Early Pd Fte Int Bp Ct Pts
2012-13 WAS 56 31 41.0 38.6 78.6 0.8 3.0 3.8 2.5 2.0 0.9 1.6 0.5 13.9
2013-14 WAS 73 35 41.9 40.2 78.8 0.7 3.0 3.7 3.3 2.1 1.0 1.8 0.3 17.1
2014-15 WAS 63 34 42.7 40.9 78.3 0.9 2.9 3.8 3.1 2.2 1.2 2.0 0.3 15.3
2015-16 WAS 55 31 44.9 38.7 76.7 0.8 2.7 3.4 3.0 2.1 1.0 2.0 0.2 17.4
2016-17 WAS 77 35 48.2 40.4 82.5 0.7 2.4 3.1 3.5 2.2 1.1 2.0 0.3 23.1
2017-18 WAS 82 36 46.0 37.5 79.1 0.7 3.7 4.4 4.6 2.0 1.2 2.6 0.4 22.7
2018-19 WAS 82 37 47.5 35.1 80.8 1.1 3.9 5.0 5.5 2.8 1.5 2.7 0.7 25.6
2019-20 WAS 57 36 45.5 35.3 84.2 0.9 3.3 4.3 6.1 2.2 1.3 3.4 0.4 30.5
2020-21 WAS 60 36 48.5 34.9 88.9 1.2 3.5 4.7 4.4 2.3 1.2 3.1 0.4 31.3
Total 605 35 45.6 37.7 82.0 0.9 3.2 4.1 4.0 2.2 1.1 2.4 0.4 22.0

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