Bradley Beal doesn’t plan on studying film of Russell Westbrook‘s past teams, including the Kevin Durant-led Thunder, in order to gain insight on his new star teammate.
“I’m not KD, I’m not PG, I’m not Vic [Oladipo], I’m not James,” Beal said when asked his thought on Westbrook’s former star teammates (via zoom call with the media). “We all maybe have our similarities, but we are all different in our ways. I’m not going to judge Russ off of his previous relationships with guys on other teams. I want to be able to put my foot in his shoes and be in the moment. I want to experience these things for myself.”
Beal said his first week of camp with Westbrook has brought a new energy to Washington and the team is feeding off of it. He reiterated that adjusting to his new backcourt partner has been “smooth sailing.”
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- The Wizards will take on the Nets on Sunday in their first preseason game. While they will see Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, they won’t see Caris LeVert (left knee contusion), who’s been ruled out for the contest (via Chris Milholen of NetsDaily).
- Neither Beal nor Westbrook will play in the contest, as both will rest. Washington will also be without Davis Bertans (rest), Ish Smith (groin), and Jerome Robinson (stomach), per the team.
- New center Robin Lopez said “there’s a great atmosphere in camp,” adding that “it’s going to be fun” working with Thomas Bryant, who he’ll backup in Washington.