Bradley Beal didn’t provide any hints regarding free agency during a public appearance today, but he revealed that “a lot” of players have been encouraging him to join their teams, writes Noah Trister of The Associated Press. Beal is facing a decision on a $36.4MM player option for next season that will have a huge effect on the Wizards‘ future, but he didn’t give any indication on which way he’s leaning.
The star guard did provide an update on his injured left wrist, which required surgery in February that brought his season to an early end. He said the recovery process is going well and estimates that 80-90% of his range of motion has returned.
“The rest is going to be strengthening and stuff,” he said. “I’m cleared to do stuff on the court now, which is good.”
There’s more from the Southeast Division:
- After working out for the Wizards today, Mark Williams said it’s the last one on his schedule before Thursday’s draft, tweets Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington. The Duke center also had sessions with the Hornets, Knicks, Spurs and Bulls.
- The Magic are still trying to find a taker for Terrence Ross, per Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. Prior to February’s deadline, Orlando was asking for a first-round pick in exchange for the 31-year-old swingman, but Scotto says teams are hoping the price will fall to multiple second-rounders, just as it did when the Magic traded Evan Fournier. Ross has an expiring $11.5MM contract for next season.
- Before changing his mind about becoming the Hornets‘ next head coach, Kenny Atkinson called all the team’s current assistants and had planned to meet with every staff member before the draft, tweets Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.
- The Hornets hosted six players in a pre-draft workout today, the team tweeted. On hand were Keve Aluma of Virginia Tech, Jamaree Bouyea of San Francisco, Yoan Makoundou of Cholet Basket in France, Wendell Moore of Duke, Scotty Pippen Jr. of Vanderbilt and Jaden Shackelford of Alabama. Charlotte owns the 13th, 15th and 45th picks in the draft.
11 thoughts on “Southeast Notes: Beal, M. Williams, Ross, Atkinson, Hornets Workout”
Beal for Wiggins straight up
I’d say no
Beal value is huge overrated
Beal plays 40 games this season
Wiggins have never had injury
Wizards asking price was
Bear for Wiggins Wiseman and Kuminga
What are you talking about the Wizards were NEVER trading Beal to Golden State. If ESPN reported that it is simple Clickbait.
I mean, who wouldn’t want a bear?
The bear can go. Getting Gobert is the rumor.
I have serious doubts the Magic are going to obtain a first round pick by dumping Ross unless they’re willing to attach an additional asset
That ship has sailed. At this point, Ross is overpaid.
Nuggets maybe. Ross has basically taken the year off, so he should be good to go.
I think Beal will give one more year run with the Wizards. Then If he does not see it moving forward. He also did not
Play up to his standards. Do the Wizards want another John Wall.
If they supermax Beal they’ll be trying to dump him in 2 years.
It would be funny if Jordan drafted Scotty Pippen jr