Wizards’ Bradley Beal says Trevor Ariza, Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker are ‘probably the craziest athletes that I’ve ever seen’
The Wizards acquired Trevor Ariza from the Phoenix Suns, bringing him back to the nation’s capital. Ariza played for the Wizards from 2012-2014 and is really close with Bradley Beal.
Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker, meanwhile, are new to Washington. The Wizards acquired them from the Chicago Bulls in the Otto Porter Jr. trade.
Bradley Beal says Ariza, Portis and Parker are going to help the team make a playoff push in the second half of the season, and that all three players are really athletic.
“Oh man, they’re probably the craziest athletes that I’ve ever seen,” Bradley Beal told Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype.
“Just based off the first couple games that we’ve had, I’m impressed. When guys are traded, like how we traded Otto [Porter Jr.], you never wish a guy will get traded and it’s unfortunate to see. But when you see what you’re getting back and the guys you get back in return [are this good], it’s like, “Wow, this is crazy. Why weren’t they getting time over there [in Chicago]?” That’s been my mindset after seeing them play. I think all three of those guys – [Ariza, Portis and Parker] – are going to help us tremendously moving forward.”
The Wizards are 24-34 on the season, 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings. They are three games back of the Detroit Pistons for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.