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Wizards’ Bradley Beal questionable vs. Bulls with sore shoulder

Bradley Beal, Wizards

The Washington Wizards are listing star shooting guard Bradley Beal as questionable to face the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.

The Wizards say Beal is dealing with a sore right shoulder:

In 32 games this season for the Wizards, Bradley Beal is averaging 27.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 6.5 assists. The two-time All-Star is shooting 43.6 percent from the field, 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free-throw line.

The Wizards are only 13-26 on the season, so the team will be cautious with Beal’s health.

Beal signed a two-year, $72 million contract extension with the team before the season started. He is now guaranteed $130 million over four seasons. Beal’s new deal with the Wizards contains a player option for the 2022-2023 season. The sharpshooter would be eligible to sign a five-year, $266 million contract with Washington in the summer of 2022 if he declines that player option.

Beal averaged 25.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists last season with the Wizards while shooting 47.5 percent from the floor, 35.1 percent from the 3-point line and 80.8 percent from the charity stripe. He’s the best player in Washington since All-Star point guard John Wall is likely going to miss the entire 2019-20 campaign recovering from his Achilles tear.

The Bulls are 14-27 on the season and only percentage points ahead of the Wizards in the standings.