Category Archives: Bradley Beal

DMV: Beal Hits Game-Winner At MSG In First Game Back, Snaps 4-Game Skid

Brad Beal scored 21 in his first game back after missing a few weeks, including two on the game-winning layup above. Martell Webster added 30(!). Wiz now have the East’s 6th-best record (10-13). [Bullets Forever]

Ovi named First Star of the Week for general badassery. [RMNB]

Homemade Kirk Cousins jerseys spotted at the Atlanta game. [Bog]

This is why Dan Steinberg is one of our local treasures. [Bog]

Darrell Green would like to work in personnel for the Redskins. [Bog]

NFC East is only NFL division w/out a 12-win team since ’08. [FTW]

The Nats still have at least three roster holes to fill. [Nats Baseball]

O’s sign failed Nats 1st-round 1B Chris Marrero to minor deal. [Nats Insider]

Roddy Peters named ACC Frosh of the Week. Take that, Jabari. [TT]

This is good fun: the best D.C. sports quotes of 2013. [Bog]

DMV: Brad Beal Is Going Off

Brad Beal is quickly achieving “star shooting guard” status. [Truth About It]

Beal travels further and plays more per game than anyone. [Wiz Insider]

“Is RGIII a douchebag?” Good read by Drew Magary and friends. [Deadspin]

London Fletcher doesn’t know if he’ll return for his age 39 season. [Insider]

Answering the question: Is Holtby a franchise goaltender? [Japers' Rink]

Sifting through the Nats’ quest to add a starter to their stable. [Nats Journal]

Fans may not know what they have in Strasburg & Harper. [Nats Baseball]

DMV: Bradley Beal’s Successful Rookie Season Ends Too Soon

Brad Beal’s shutting it down with an injury to his right fibula. He was great in 2013, though, as evidenced by this buzzer-beater to beat OKC. [Wiz Insider]

Beal-less Wiz lose to Raps, eliminated from the playoffs. [Wiz Insider]

The Wiz are gunning for ninth in the East. Depressing. [Wiz Insider]

Caps deal top prospect Forsberg for top-six F Erat. “Bad trade.” [RMNB]

Caps fans weren’t happy about the deal, acc. to Forsberg’s Wiki. [RMNB]

The Redskins signed QB Pat White to practice like RGIII. [The Insider]

The Skins re-signed Rex Grossman to be their No. 3 too. [John Keim]

Logan Paulsen cut off a lot of hair, is still pretty hairy. [Redskins Blog]

Nats get second shutout in two games, and Gio homered too. [WaPo]

Gio said something funny about masturbation afterward. [Nats Enquirer]

Jayson Werth is using “Werewolves of London” as AB music. Get it? [NE]

O’s lose wild one in TB on a walk-off HR by the Rays. [Camden Chat]

Camden Yards is serving all kinds of gimmicky food this season. [Bog]

If you’ve been wondering about Sports Yapper, well, don’t. [RMNB]

Bradley Beal Might Be Pretty Good

The rumor du jour is the Wiz offered the Griz (Grizz?) Bradley Beal for Rudy Gay. A month or two ago that would not be the cause for much sturm und drang among Wizards fans, who were busy being angry about Washington rejecting Beal-for-James Harden, but take a look at Beal’s monthly splits:

His minutes are up so of course his counting stats are up, but check out that field-goal percentage. It’s encouraging, and it hints at Beal’s lofty draft rep as a shooter. I’m interested to see how it progresses now that John Wall’s back and presumably kicking out to him for open perimeter looks.

The bad news is that advanced stats aren’t kind to Beal so far. John Hollinger’s player efficiency ratings have him as the 14th-best rookie, which is not very good. And he’s fifth on the Wiz in win shares, which is really not very good.

Anecdotally, though, I like what I’m seeing. I was at the Nets double-OT game, and Beal had a thunder dunk in traffic, hit a game-tying, buzzer-beating three and sank two clutch free throws. He also hit a contested dagger last week, which had to provide belt-loosening relief to one Steve Buckhantz.

I don’t know, the kid’s 19 years old and 31 games into his career, 30 of which were played without Wall on a horrible team. But things are looking up.

Update: Beal’s agent denies that the Wiz offered him for Gay.

(Smiling Beal image taken with love from SLAM.)

DMV: The Bradley Beal ‘Dagger!’

Wiz beat OKC on a Brad Beal buzzer-beater. Kid looks good. [USAT Sports]

Everything you want to know about Beal’s game-winner. [Bullets Forever]

The Skins have a bunch of key free agents this offseason. [The Insider]

The Skins may have been piping in crowd noise vs. Seattle. [Deadspin]

Rob Parker discusses “cornball brother” thing, keeps digging. [Deadspin]

Clarity on Shanahan and Dr. Andrews’ miscommunication. [The Insider]

In which Mike Shanahan gets compared to a slave owner. Fun! [Bog]

Comparing the Skins’ Wild-Card loss to the Nats’ Game 5 loss. [Nats Blog]

Comparing RGIII’s knee to John Wall’s knee, of course. [Bullets Forever]

Primer for what to expect in the 2013 NHL/Caps season. [Japers' Rink]

Caps open with 22/1 odds of winning the Stanley Cup. [Puck Daddy]

Stefon Diggs makes the Freshman All-America Team. [Testudo Times]

Maryland isn’t ranked in the top 25 and that’s OK. [Tracking the Terps]

JMU lost to Hampton, one of the worst teams in the country. [JMUSB]

The Sports Junkies are getting a weekly local TV program. [Bog]

DMV: Brad Beal’s Summer Debut

Wiz Summer League starts today at 4 on CSN, meaning we get to watch Bradley Beal as a Wizard for the first time. Here are some primers for you. [Bullets Forever, The Examiner]

Denver’s offering JaVale 5 years, $50m. So glad it’s not us. [SB Nation]

John Wall works on his jumper. Sounds familiar. [Wiz Insider]

Wiz sign Cartier Martin to the vet minimum. Good. [Wiz Insider]

Eight things to watch for in the Nats’ second half. [Nats Baseball]

Bryce Harper mocked Kevin Millar’s hair, which is awesome. [Bog]

Nats pitching coach McCatty: “Strikeouts are bullshit.” [Les Carpenter]

That is a really odd thing for McCatty to say/believe. [SB Nation]

Nats, O’s have until 5 today to sign their 1st-rounders. [NJ, SM]

How the Caps could use new forward Wojtek Wolski. [Japers' Rink]

Al Iafrate’s kid got in a fight at camp. Looks like he won. [RMNB]

Capitol Q BBQ is closing down. Bummer. [Young & Hungry]