With the future of Bradley Beal at top of mind for the Washington Wizards, their star believes the team is headed in the right direction. The Wizards are currently 23-24 on the season and in tenth place in the Eastern Conference, but they’ve shown signs of being a quality team at times.
“We’re going in the right direction, but still have a lot of improvements to make,” said Beal on the Woj Pod over the weekend.
To this point in the season, Beal has proven to once again be the best player in Washington. He’s averaging 23.6 points, 6.5 assists and 4.7 rebounds per contest.
On the Woj Pod, he also gave more insight into his future with the Wizards, which is something fans have been wondering about with upcoming decisions looming.
“Honestly, realizing that a franchise is willing to build around you,” Beal said. “It’s not always like that everywhere. Like, if I go somewhere else, they’re just not going to build around you. They’ll build around what they have. There’s nothing absolutely nothing wrong with that, but if I have the chance to create my own legacy and make it work here with the team that drafted me, then why not give it a shot? It it works, it works, If it doesn’t, I can say ‘At least I tried.’ That’s just who I am. That’s my blessing and curse, my loyalty. We’re transitioning, we’re going in the right direction, but we still have a lot of improvements to make.”
The Wizards are currently in the play-in picture, which means they would have a shot at the playoffs if the season were to end today. Regardless, Beal just wants to see steady improvement between now and the time at which he has to make a decision on his long-term future in Washington.
This decision will be a franchise-altering one for the Wizards, depending on which direction Beal goes.