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Bradley Beal spoke highly of Paul Pierce in a recent interview, stating that he's eager to learn from the decorated veteran.

"He's experienced, he's won a championship before, so he has that mentality and that killer instinct that I think we need on our team," said Beal. "He has that little cockiness and arrogance that we need, and that little smack-talking that I can probably learn from as well. I'm definitely looking forward to playing with him and learning a lot of things." The Wizards lost Trevor Ariza in free agency, but found a solid replacement in Pierce. While Pierce isn't quite the same defensive stalwart that Ariza is, he has a more polished offensive game, and the Wizards will be an exciting team to watch next season.

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Bradley Beal has made the 19-man Team USA summer roster.

Beal will compete for a spot on the 12-man World Cup roster against fellow shooting guards Klay Thompson, Gordon Hayward, Kyle Korver, and James Harden.

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John Wall is expected to spend more time with Bradley Beal this offseason.

The two are expected to workout together in Washington and St. Louis. Wall and Beal are arguably the best young backcourt in the NBA and both grew as ball-handlers last season. Beal is just 20 years old and still has plenty of room to grow, making him a very interesting target in fantasy leagues.

Bradley Beal SG WAS 5 Months

Bradley Beal played 43 minutes during Thursday's season-ending 93-80 loss to the Pacers on Thursday, scoring 16 points with three boards, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

The Wizards just couldn't knock down open shots, making just 2-of-18 from beyond the arc. Plus, their halfcourt offense was a mess and they rarely got clean looks at the hoop. As for Beal, he blossomed as a ball handler a bit in the postseason and he'll look to make another leap in his third season next fall.

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Bradley Beal banged his knee during Sunday's Game 4 defeat, but he said the injury "wasn't a factor" during the fourth quarter.

Beal finished with a team-high 20 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, five assists and three steals. He also turned the ball over just once in 42 minutes while being defended by Paul George, but scored only three of his points in the fourth quarter as the Wizards blew a double-digit lead for the 12th time this year.

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Bradley Beal scored a team-high 20 points with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, five assists and three steals in Game 4, but the Wizards fell at home and will face elimination during Game 5 on Tuesday.

Beal made 7-of-14 FGs and only turned the ball over once in a team-high 42 minutes. Trevor Ariza added 16 points, nine rebounds and three steals, and Washington's veteran bench aquitted itself well, but the Wizards were out-rebounded and struggled to defend the 3-point line in a disappointing home loss.

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Paul George said he will defend Bradley Beal in Game 3 on Friday.

John Wall's touches are down a bit from his 95.0 per game from the regular season and it has a little to do with Beal. The Wizards have been running much of their offense through Beal and the Beal-Nene pick-and-roll has been used much more. Beal has been efficient in this series with his 42 points on 33 shots in this series, and he'll look to keep it going in Game 3 tonight.

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Bradley Beal is taking his game to a new level in the playoffs and his coach and opponents are taking notice.

Welcome to Bradley Beal's coming out party. After scoring 25 points to go with seven rebounds, seven assists, five steals, and one block in Monday's Game 1 win against Indiana, both Beal's coach and his opponents had nothing but praise for the 20-year-old. "He's grown up. Lot of moxie," Wizards' coach Randy Wittman said. "He's a young kid, but he didn't shy away from the moment and that's what I like." Paul George had similar sentiments about his second round opponent, "Bradley Beal's a superstar in this league," George said after the game. "He's on the rise." Beal will have to keep up his torrid pace throughout the playoffs to truly elevate himself to superstar status, but he's off to a great start.

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Bradley Beal was on fire to start the fourth quarter during Monday's Game 1 102-96 win, finishing with 25 points, seven boards, seven assists, five steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

He scored 12 points in a four-minute span during the fourth quarter and that run basically put this game away. Beal ran much of the offense tonight and the Wizards were even using him as a pick and roll ball handler much more. Interestingly, the Wizards scored just 36 percent of the time when Beal was the pick-and-roll handler during the season, but he's improved as the year has gone along. He's 20 years old.

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Bradley Beal scored 25 points during Friday's loss to the Bulls with four boards, five assists and three 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

He was roasted by Mike Dunleavy all night on the defensive side of things, so his output in the box score doesn't quite tell the story. Beal is coming off a 26-point game from Game 2 and has led the team in field goal attempts in each of of his last two. He'll look to improve his defense in Game 4 on Sunday.