The Washington Wizards (23-26) announced that All-NBA guard Bradley Beal will miss their next two contests after Beal suffered a sprain in his left wrist against the Grizzlies (35-17).
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal will miss the next two games with a sprained left wrist, team says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 31, 2022
Beal averages 23.2 points, a career-high 6.6 assists, and 4.7 rebounds per game on 45.1 percent shooting from the field and a career-worse 30.0 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
Beal’s numbers are down across the board after averaging career-best numbers as a scorer after the scoring load has become more balanced following a revamping of the roster from the Wizards moving Russell Westbrook to the Lakers for Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and acquired Spencer Dinwiddie in a five-team trade as well.
Real Deal Beal is also embroiled in free agency drama around whether or not he will resign with the Wizards this summer. The 28-year-old superstar will reportedly be opting out of the final year of his extension and can enter free agency as an unrestricted free agent in the ’22 offseason.
It remains to be seen what Beal will do regarding his future in the nation’s capital. Until then, the Wizards will play the defending champion, Milwaukee Bucks (31-21), on Wednesday without their three-time All-Star teammate.