If Wizards’ Bradley Beal isn’t an All-Star, Scott Brooks has a question for you
After making two consecutive appearances on the NBA All-Star squad in the past two seasons, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal was overlooked in this year’s edition of the star-studded spectacle. This did not sit well with Wizards head coach Scott Brooks, who posed a question for everyone and anyone who thinks that Beal does not deserve to be an All-Star.
Brooks addressed his rhetorical question to opposing coaches, who are the ones who get to vote as to which players make the All-Star squad.
“If you don’t think he’s an All-Star, then why are you double-teaming every single time we play?” asked Brooks on a recent interview on the “Wizards Greatest Hits” broadcast, via Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington.
That’s a fair question from Brooks right there. More than a few folks consider Beal to be one of the most underrated stars in the league today, and his recent snub from the All-Star squad serves as testament to this notion.
Brooks firmly believes that not only is his 6-foot-3 shooting guard an All-Star with the Wizards, but that Beal is also one of the best players in the NBA today.
“He is really one of the best players in the league,” Brooks said. “All-around, not only at guard, he is one of the best players in the league. His game has improved so much over the past three years. He’s getting better every year.”
There’s certainly some bias coming from Brooks, but judging by how Beal has elevated his game year after year with the Wizards, it’s actually hard to argue against his coach’s statement here.