This week is Beal Week at NBC Sports Washington. We are rolling out content each day centering around the Wizards' two-time All-Star shooting guard. Today, we take a deep dive into the numbers to illustrate Beal's career in Washington so far...
**Beal has made the most three-pointers of any player through their Age 25 season. He has 1,071 threes, which just barely tops the 1,060 that Klay Thompson had at this point. Stephen Curry is third on that list with 905 threes through his Age 25 campaign.
**Beal averaged 25.6 points, 5.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds in the 2018-19 season. It was the first 25-5-5 season in franchise history. Only two others - Michael Jordan and Chris Webber - have averaged at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in a Washington uniform.
**Beal was one of only six players to average 25-5-5 in the NBA last season. The others were James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Curry, Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Six players isn't a lot, but the feat is still far more common now than it was just a few years ago. From the 2004-05 season through 2012-13, only James, Kobe Bryant and Dwayne Wade reached the 25-5-5 mark.
**Beal already owns several franchise records. He has both made (1,071) and attempted (2,787) the most career three-pointers. He also owns the single-season records in those categories. For threes made, he has the best season (223 in 2016-17), the second-best season (209 in 2018-19) and the fifth-best season (199 in 2017-18) in franchise history.
**He is likely to pass some big names this upcoming season in the Wizards/Bullets' record book. Based on his career averages, he is probably going to move into the top-five in all-time scoring. He should pass Phil Chenier early in the 2019-20 season and by the end of it could leap others like Gus Johnson, Kevin Loughery and Wes Unseld.
**No one traveled a greater distance within games last season than Beal, who averaged 2.75 miles per game. Only Jrue Holiday covered more ground on average (about 29.6 more feet) per game, but Holiday played in only 67 games compared to Beal's 82. Also, Beal covered more ground on defense than anyone else. Paul George was tied with him for 1.29 miles per game on that end of the floor, but George missed five games and Beal did so at a higher speed (4.19 mph compared to 4.09 mph).
**Beal set a career-high last season with 61 dunks. That was the most by a Wizards/Bullets guard since at least 1999-00, as far back as the stat is tracked by Basketball Reference. Beal also both attempted and made a higher percentage of shots within three feet of his career. Of all his field goals, 28.1 percent were attempted within three feet and he made 69.7 percent of them. His average shot attempt was from 14.7 feet out, the closest to the rim of his career.
NBA.com and Basketball Reference were used in this research
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