Bradley Beal's Preseason By The NumbersPosted on October 24, 2013 by Trevor Jackson
Bradley Beal had an excellent preseason for the Washington Wizards. He continued to show the sweet stroke that came on hot in the second half of the season, and displayed his all around game and showed a polish that was missing at the beginning of last season. Beal was able to get to the basket on drives, finishing at the hoop or getting to the free throw line with frequency, something that will be a welcomed addition to his game as he will try and carry over the strong exhibition showing into the regular season.
Beal finishes his preseason averaging 20.7 points per game, which currently lands him 4th in scoring, just behind Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, and Anthony Davis and in front of guys like James Harden and Damian Lillard.
Here is a look at some of his numbers from the preseason.
- Minutes Per Game: 30.15
- Points: 20.7
- Rebounds: 2.9
- Assists: 1.6
- Highs: 30 points against the Pelicans. 7 rebounds against the Pistons. 5 free throws made against the Heat. 4 three pointers made against the Heat.
- Lows: 11 points against the Nets opening night. 1 rebound vs Bulls. 0 free throws against the Cavs. 0 three pointers vs the Nets.
- FG%: 51.9%
- 3PT%: 47.2%
- Made at least 2 three pointers in every game except the first one
Here are some highlight's from Beal's final preseason game against the Cavs on Wednesday, which puts his full all-around game on display:
Let's hope the breakout continues.
With so many potential candidates signing extensions, the 2014 free agency class is looking bleak for teams, like the Wizards, who are expected to have over $22 million of cap-space to splurge on.