Bradley Beal took a tumble in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks after twisting his right ankle in a collision with Malcolm Brogdon. That's the same ankle Beal sprained on Dec. 28 against the Pacers, an injury that made him miss the Wizards' Dec. 30 game against the Nets.
Beal was fine after staying on the ground for several moments. He remained in the game, so everything appears to be fine.
It is worth noting, however, that Beal returned to the Dec. 28 game to play six minutes after hurting his ankle. He then missed the second half and the Nets game.
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Beal, 23, is enjoying the best season of his career with 22.1 points per game.
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One of the best parts of the NBA offseason, behind free-agency and the draft, has to be the open run's that go on all summer long. These sessions give an opportunity for NBA players to team up with each other, while also playing alongside high school, college, and overseas talent.
Some new Wizards teammates, Isaiah Thomas and Thomas Bryant, made their way to the Rico Hines private run in Los Angeles, California to establish some chemistry before training camp opens in late September.
As seen above, IT is no stranger to sharing the sugar as he finished top 20 in the league in assists per game (5.9) in 2016, the last season he was fully healthy. While TB is one of the most efficient rim-runners in the league, leading the NBA in two-point field goal percentage (68.5) last season.
Could this be a preview of what to expect come season's tip? Wizards fans sure hope so.
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The Wizards sought to add an assistant coach with a strong defensive track record this offseason and they did just that Saturday evening by hiring Michael Longabardi, according to NBC Sports Washington’s Chase Hughes.
Longardi, 46, has spent the last three seasons as a defensive coach on the Cleveland Cavaliers' staff. He was initially hired by former Cavs' head coach Tyronn Lue in 2016 when the team claimed their first championship in franchise history.
Before joining the Cavaliers, Longabardi held assistant coaching roles with the Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, and most notably the Boston Celtics, in which he and Lue served under head coach Doc Rivers and Tom Thibodeau from 2007 to 2013.
Longabardi was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Xaverian High School, a private Catholic school. He then went on to play basketball at Newberry College where he earned the nickname "Mr. Defense."
Just a day after reports broke that Tommy Sheppard would be promoted to a permanent general manager position, the organization is making yet another move in hopes of improving overall culture and team defense.
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