Washington Wizards’ star Bradley Beal will be out as part of his first game of rest during tonight’s matchup against the Knicks.
Bradley Beal is having a career season so far. He has been leading the league in scoring, averaging 32.8 points per contest. Beal has also been leading the Wizards in minutes played at 35.3 minutes per game. Beal has been shooting 46.8% from the field and 33.3% from deep this season.
While Bradley Beal is having a career-best season, the Wizards are having a miserable start to their season. They only have 6 wins to their name this season, and sit on the 14th spot in the East with a 6-19 record.
Not having players due to the league’s safety protocols cost the Wizards a lot of games. With the players back, the Wizards would look to get on winning ways.
Will Bradley Beal play tonight?
The Washington Wizards will play their second game this season without Bradley Beal tonight. The league’s leading scorer will be rested in tonight’s matchup against the Knicks. Beal has missed just one game this season, due to the league’s health and safety protocol. The Wizards lost that game 128-124 to the Heat.
The Wizards coaching staff and Bradley Beal thought it best to give Beal a rest tonight, so he can be fresh for the upcoming matchups. Beal did not travel with the team to the Big Apple.
The Wizards say Bradley Beal (rest) will not play Friday against the Knicks
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 11, 2021
The Wizards are having a tough stretch this month. They are amidst a 16 game stretch spread over 27 days, due to the rescheduled game because of the league’s health and safety protocols.
After the game against the Knicks tonight, they go back home to face the Celtics and Rockets on back-to-back games on Sunday and Monday. Following the game, they leave for West coast trip, where they have 4 games in 6 days.