Bradley Beal is seemingly leaning towards staying with the Wizards, but he doesn’t view interest from other teams as a bad thing, as he recently opened up about on Draymond Green‘s podcast.
“I’m kind of embracing everything,” Beal said, “so I’m not upset about the rumors, I’m not upset about, you know, teams wanting me. I feel like that’s a good thing, right? We put in the work and we’re wanted by a lot of people, not just where we’re at.” (h/t James Herbert of CBS Sports)
The Heat have been mentioned as a potential destination for Beal shall he have a change of heart.
More NBA Rumors, News & Notes
- Paul George is listed as questionable for Tuesday night’s game, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN tweets. George has been out since December due to a torn ligament in his shooting elbow.
Lonzo Ball will be reevaluated this week, as he’s working his way back from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, per Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago. If Ball can return for the playoffs, he’d give the Bulls some much-needed stability at the point guard position.
Robert Williams will get surgery after suffering a torn meniscus injury in his left knee, according to Jared Weiss of The Athletic. The Celtics will sorely miss Williams’ rim protection and defense in the playoffs.
LeBron James said his ankle felt “horrible” after twisting it during Sunday night’s game. If he is forced to miss any time, that could seriously jeopardize the Lakers’ playoff chances, as they’re just one game ahead of the Spurs for the final play-in spot. If you’re looking to bet on the Lakers winning a championship this season, oddsmakers at PointsBet aren’t giving you such strong odds, as the Lakers currently sit with +6600 odds.
Marvin Bagley hopes to stick around with the Pistons past this season, Rod Beard of The Detroit News writes. Bagley is averaging 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game in his first 16 games in Detroit.
Dean Wade is out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery for his right meniscus injury, the Cavs announced on Twitter. Wade shot about 36 percent from three this season.
The Cavs are looking to make Caris LeVert a part of their starting lineup, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com writes. LeVert finished with eight points, seven rebounds and six assists in Monday night’s win over the Magic.
Evan Mobley suffered a left ankle sprain in Monday night’s game, but x-rays came back negative, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Mobley is one of the leading candidates to take home this year’s Rookie of the Year Award.
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