As the worst team in the NBA the Washington Wizards have had little to root for in 2013 however, the chemisty between Bradely Beal and John Wall is definitely something to keep a close eye on. Unfortunately, the two had not played a single game together until January 12th where the club got a much needed victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Since Wall has returned the club is 3-2 and has played much better on the offensive side including two 100 point plus efforts. No one is proclaiming the duo to be Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, but these two could definitely be a formidable tandem in the coming years.
Beal was the third pick overall in this years NBA draft and although undersized at 6’3′ and 207 pounds, the 19-year-old had the qualifications of a professional shooting guard. Beal’s rookie season has been less than stellar on a team with just eight wins. Without Wall’s presence Beal has shouldered the load and learned the NBA game on his own. The Wizards drafted Beal to be a spot-up shooter as even Wall called the rookie a “knock down-shooter.”
Wall believes that Beal’s ability to shoot the ball can “make it easier” for the Wizards to get an offensive flow back to Washington. With the tandem in the same backcourt the ball will definitely move faster as Wall has never played with a stand-up shooter like Beal.
Time will tell if the two can play together for years to come or if they are just not compatible with Randy Whitman in Washington.