Wizards’ Coach Hints Beal Close to Return?

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Friday morning, as the Washington Wizards (33-26) concluded shoot-around, Bradley Beal got some shots up with teammates. His fibula was pain-free but he already knew he wouldn’t play Friday night in the Wizards’ 89-81 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, Washington’s eighth straight game without him.

Beal explained he wouldn’t return until he participated in a full practice session, which is standard procedure and infers that the earliest he could return is Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls because the Wizards aren’t scheduled to practice until Monday. But before Friday’s defeat, Coach Randy Wittman indicated a practice isn’t mandatory for Beal, which opens the possibility of him playing Saturday against the Detroit Pistons.

via Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post

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