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Top 15 NBA Free Agents: Bradley Beal

Top 15 NBA Free Agents: Bradley BealBradley Beal had another injury-plagued season, playing only 55 games due to injuries to his


Top 15 NBA Free Agents: Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal had another injury-plagued season, playing only 55 games due to injuries to his right fibula, left shoulder, pelvis, nose, and a concussion. Despite those injuries, Beal still managed to average 17.4 ppg, 2.9 apg, and a 76.7% free throw average. The Wizards under-performed this past season, partially due to Beal’s absence, but also because of a lack of effort, and a lack of team chemistry mainly due to the head coach. The Wizards’ brass appeared to fix that with the hiring of Scott Brooks, who has a reputation for good team chemistry, and making sure everyone knows what to improve on. With a new head coach, and a declined offer to play for Team USA in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Beal himself has stated he is going to “get into the best shape of his life”, so next season will be a very important one for everyone involved. The Wizards have been very quiet when it has come to making moves this offseason, and it seems like the focus is on adding another piece of the puzzle before resigning Bradley Beal. Due to Washington possessing Bird’s rights to Beal (meaning they can go over the cap to resign their own players), Beal is oddly enough the last free agent that the Wizards will resign due to this situation. There have been murmurs about Kevin Durant or DeMarcus Cousins, but neither appear likely to head to the nation’s capital to put on the Wizards’ jersey. Trying to add another piece may potentially hurt their chances of resigning Beal, if only because other suitors will come calling July 1st, and because of the raised salary cap, a number of teams could offer a max contract to Beal. Luckily for the Wizards, because he is a restricted free agent, they can match any offer given. Teams that have been briefly mentioned but unlikely to actually pursue Beal have included the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Minnesota Timberwolves, among others.


Daniel Paiz

Daniel Paiz writes about the NBA, as well as MMA events across multiple promotions.

When not keeping up with MMA or the NBA, he is writing pieces for his own music and entertainment site, Cypher Sessions (link in profile); this site has been his passion project since April of 2012.

After he finishes his Master's at the University of Colorado at Boulder in May of 2018, he will be looking to write about almost anything. He plans to adhere to words delivered from Tony-Award winning play "Hamilton: An American Musical", which, simply put, are to "write like he's running out of time".

Top 15 NBA Free Agents: Bradley Beal

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