Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has yet to play a full season in the NBA. Due to injuries, he hasn’t been able to play in more than 73 games in a season. The 23-year-old recently signed a huge contract worth $128 million for five years; and to prove his worth, Beal has been working extremely hard this off-season.
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In a recent interview with CSN Mid-Atlantic, Wizards point guard John Wall made it clear that he wants Beal to prove that he is worth that much money. Wall said, “Now that you have your money, you got to go out there and improve your game. I want you to be an All-Star just as much as I’m an All-Star. If we were playing well as a tandem like the other two superstars that play together as a backcourt, play as a tandem, one night it’s going to be his night, one night it’s going to be mine, some nights it might be both of us. Those are nights it’s going to be tough to beat us.”
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That’s exactly what Beal, the 3rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, has been doing. He’s been working out with Drew Hanlen, NBA Skills Coach and CEO of Pure Sweat Basketball. In the videos below, you will see Beal working on his 3-point shot, his step-back jumper, his medium range shot, his crossover into shot and his ability to create separation from defenders.
Beal is already a lights out shooter from behind the arc, shooting almost 40 percent for three for his career. But all the work he has put in this off-season makes us certain that Wall and the Wizards will be happy with the improvements.