As a rookie, Beal managed to average 13.9 points per game.
Him and John Wall really could make up a great backcourt in the upcoming season. Both players are young and very talented. This will be perfect for the team going forward, especially since the Wizards are rebuilding. However, they will not need to rebuild that backcourt anymore.
Beal shot 38.6 percent from behind the arc last season and 41 percent from the field. He was one-and-done in college, so he has a very long and bright career ahead of him.
As talented as the backcourt in Washington is, Beal will still have to improve and the team in general will have to get much better. The Wizards did have a record of 29-53 last season, which doesn’t really scream playoff team. The team was able to pick up Otto Porter Jr. in the draft as a result, though.
Porter Jr. was a great college player and I am sure the team is hoping he can have a big impact in his rookie season.
There is so much young talent on this team and it is looking like Washington is finally getting a good basketball team–on paper and according to expectations that is. That has yet to be shown on the court, but with Wall being an elite point guard and Beal having a great sophomore season, expect the Wizards to be a better team in the upcoming season.
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