Bradley Beal is the youngest to hit 1,000 career 3-pointers
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has been making a point this season to show everyone that he is one of the best players in the league. Despite the team experiencing injuries and underperforming as a goal, Beal has been a reason for hope for the Washington Wizards.
Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, he made a little history, becoming the youngest player in league history to reach 1,000 career 3-pointers.
Bradley Beal made his 1,000th career 3-pointer last night. Beal is the youngest player in NBA history to reach that mark (25 years, 223 days), as well as the fifth-fastest player (460 games) to do so. pic.twitter.com/OP5siHpMiY
— Justin Kubatko (@jkubatko) February 7, 2019
It often gets forgotten that Bradley Beal is only 25. Set to make his second All-Star game later this month, he is younger than guys like Victor Oladipo and Buddy Hield, and even younger than Anthony Davis by a few days.
John Wall’s absence this season has allowed the youngster to make a point that is the real deal, and his numbers back it up. Since Wall has been out, Beal is averaging 27.3 points, 5.8 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 3.1 3’s, and 1.8 steals per game. Through the month of January, he was top 10 in the league in points and 3-pointers made per game.
Unfortunately, it hasn’t done much for his team. The Washington Wizards are currently in the 10th spot in the Eastern Conference with a 22-32 record. Sitting four games back from the eighth seed, earning a playoff spot won’t be impossible for the team, but it certainly won’t be easy.
The team has made moves around the trade deadline to avoid the luxury tax, such as trading Otto Porter Jr. to the Chicago Bulls and shipping the injured Markeiff Morris to the New Orleans Pelicans. With a thinned out roster, there is even more pressure on Beal to carry his team.