Bradley Beal will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks.11/17/23

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As someone who has gone through back issues it's not fun. You can wake up fine one day feeling great then sleep wrong and your back is out. They didn't say it was caused by contact or anything so this sure sounds structure now. I bet they are hoping to rehab/build strength to stabilizes his back. If they can't stabilize him this season and it keeps reoccurring, I won't be shocked to hear surgery in the offseason.

Exactly. Back problems never seem to go away.
 

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For those who may want a refresher on the details of the Bradley Beal trade.

By Erin Walsh June 22, 2023 Bleacher Report:


To Washington Wizards:
  • Second-round picks in 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2030
  • First-round pick swaps in 2024, 2026, 2028 and 2030
  • Chris Paul (Reportedly flipped to Golden State Warriors for Jordan Poole)
  • Landry Shamet
  • Cash


To Phoenix Suns:
  • Bradley Beal
  • Isaiah Todd
  • Jordan Goodwin


 

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For those who may want a refresher on the details of the Bradley Beal trade.

By Erin Walsh June 22, 2023 Bleacher Report:


To Washington Wizards:
  • Second-round picks in 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2030
  • First-round pick swaps in 2024, 2026, 2028 and 2030
  • Chris Paul (Reportedly flipped to Golden State Warriors for Jordan Poole)
  • Landry Shamet
  • Cash


To Phoenix Suns:
  • Bradley Beal
  • Isaiah Todd
  • Jordan Goodwin



Washington won the trade by getting rid of broken down player that was owed over $200m. Of course they eventually turned it into another bad contract in true Wizards fashion. Time will tell regarding the swaps.
 

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For those who may want a refresher on the details of the Bradley Beal trade.

By Erin Walsh June 22, 2023 Bleacher Report:


To Washington Wizards:
  • Second-round picks in 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2030
  • First-round pick swaps in 2024, 2026, 2028 and 2030
  • Chris Paul (Reportedly flipped to Golden State Warriors for Jordan Poole)
  • Landry Shamet
  • Cash


To Phoenix Suns:
  • Bradley Beal
  • Isaiah Todd
  • Jordan Goodwin




The initial report didn't have the pick swaps... was a lot more bullish on it at the time.
 

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Washington won the trade by getting rid of broken down player that was owed over $200m. Of course they eventually turned it into another bad contract in true Wizards fashion. Time will tell regarding the swaps.

The initial report didn't have the pick swaps... was a lot more bullish on it at the time.

If money is not an issue to Mat Ishbia, then the trade appeared worth the gamble, since the Suns already mortgaged their future when they traded for Kevin Durant.
 

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If the Kevin Durant trade can be likened to a Hail Mary pass in football, trading for Bradley Beal might be likened to going for the two point conversion.
 

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If money is not an issue to Mat Ishbia, then the trade appeared worth the gamble, since the Suns already mortgaged their future when they traded for Kevin Durant.

Money isn’t an issue until it is. Ishbia isn’t even a year into his ownership tenure. I respect his initial ZFG mindset so far regarding salary but that can change.
 

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Washington won the trade by getting rid of broken down player that was owed over $200m. Of course they eventually turned it into another bad contract in true Wizards fashion. Time will tell regarding the swaps.
Value wise, Washington clearly won the trade and we knew it at the time. We took a big gamble knowing that he was a negative value contract given his health history. But we were never going to win a title without another star so this long shot made sense for us. No matter what happens, it won't be a failure or a success until we either win it all or fail to do so.
 

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For those who may want a refresher on the details of the Bradley Beal trade.

By Erin Walsh June 22, 2023 Bleacher Report:


To Washington Wizards:
  • Second-round picks in 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2030
  • First-round pick swaps in 2024, 2026, 2028 and 2030
  • Chris Paul (Reportedly flipped to Golden State Warriors for Jordan Poole)
  • Landry Shamet
  • Cash


To Phoenix Suns:
  • Bradley Beal
  • Isaiah Todd
  • Jordan Goodwin



Worth mentioning the swap rights in 2028 was already traded to Brooklyn and Washington has second dibs on a swap. We made a deal with Memphis similarly offering second dibs on the 2030 swap to take Todd's contract and also returned a second rounder or two to us.
 

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I think Sarver more or less eventually depleted that, among many other assets he inherited when he bought the team. Hopefully, Ishbia will be able to re-emphasize and restore that.

All of this is true, but, if it is any comfort, Aaron Nelson left us for the Pelicans and, since he got there, they've been maybe the most injury marred roster in the entire league.

IMO, when a guy is injury prone, there isn't much a trainer can do.
 

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In my mind, Dude has earned his spot in the rotation as 6th man. It will be easier to stagger the big 3 that way anyway.
 

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The initial report didn't have the pick swaps... was a lot more bullish on it at the time.
We are talking about swaps with the wizards. Do you really expect them to be better than the suns, if so how much? They are basically the worst org in the league.
 

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There was always this risk with Beal. To be honest, the games he played he didn't look like a difference maker. We need impact Beal, who can also defend. He has some defensive ability (as opposed to Gordon). So hopefully he will get healthy and come back strong. Main concern is chemistry. If he only plays 50sh games, hard to develop chemistry.
 

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I am OK with them resting him plenty to get him to where he needs to be. I don't like it, but I'd rather he gets right early in the season than to break down just before the playoffs. I could have sworn he had back issues before, but I cannot find the supporting evidence, so I guess I am going to be happy to be wrong on this one.
 

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A regular NBA season lasts an eternity. Bench Beal until he's a 100% healthy.
Beal looked awful in the last game he played in. Suns are good enough to keep
pace in the West standings wise.
 

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The comments made by Shams Charania were not particularly encouraging regarding Bradley Beal.

Beal reportedly has been dealing with a disk issue in his back.

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Unless I'm mistaken, none of Beal's prior injury history was back related. I guess the Suns just got lucky.
 

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Thank God we traded for Allen - if it could be done, i would trade Beal for Irvin, this team needs a PG
 

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He can come back as the 6th man. It might actually work.
This exact thought came to my head yesterday after the game. With our issues closing games, lacking a ballhandler, etc. To have an elite creating guard (when healthy) would be a major asset. He can come in lead the second unit and be the primary scoring option, and even could have a rotation where we always have two Durant/Book/Beal in the game at all times (assuming health to 3).
 
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