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Bradley Beal plans to be ‘silent assassin’ for Wizards this season

Bradley Beal, Wizards, Russell Westbrook, Rui Hachimura

With John Wall moving on to the Houston Rockets, Bradley Beal is now unquestionably the Washington Wizards’ cornerstone superstar. He will now team up with former MVP winner Russell Westbrook, but at this point, there’s no denying that the Wizards are Beal’s team.

Beal recently acknowledged the huge responsibility that has now fallen on his broad shoulders, and according to the two-time All-Star, he’s going to operate as a “silent assassin” this coming season:

“You always have to prove yourself. I’m big on that,” Beal said in a recent phone interview, via Ava Wallace of The Washington Post. “I kind of have a chip on my shoulder to … yeah, everyone knows what I can do individually. Everyone knows what Russ can do individually. But what can we do as a team? How can the Wizards get back into conversations of being a threat in the East? That’s all I’m worried about. My approach is, I’ve got my head down and I’m working. I’ve got my hard hat on; we’re getting it done. I’m a silent assassin — I can say that.”

Beal admitted that he also has some apprehension heading into the new campaign as to how he and new backcourt partner Russell Westbrook will coexist. Westbrook didn’t exactly have a stellar time playing alongside James Harden in Houston last season, so some concern is warranted.

However, as Beal expressed above, he is willing to put the work in and do everything in his power to make the Wizards a contender in the East. It’s not going to be a walk in the park for Washington, but with a guy like Beal at the helm, the future is certainly looking bright for the Wizards.