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Bradley Beal is the most ‘underrated’ NBA shooting guard, says JR Smith

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Veteran NBA guard JR Smith knows a stud when he sees one, and Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal fits that bill.

In a Q&A session on Instagram, Smith said Beal is the most underrated shooting guard in the NBA, a claim Wizards fans surely agree with.

Beal has scored 50 points in back-to-back games, making his All-Star snub look even worse now. Unfortunately for the explosive scorer, the Wizards lost both games.

For some reason, Beal keeps coming on the wrong side of history. Last season, he became just the fourth player in NBA history to record at least 2,000 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists in a season and not earn All-NBA honors.

The bad luck for Beal continued this year, as he became the first player since 1985 to average over 28.0 points per game and not make the NBA All-Star team.

Because of how elite Bradley Beal has been this season and how poor the Wizards have produced, there are going to be multiple teams with assets who are going to call Washington this summer and make an offer for the underrated guard.

Beal signed a two-year, $72 million contract extension with the Wizards before the season started. The said deal with the Capital City team also contains a player option for the 2022-2023 season, which means Beal would be eligible to sign a five-year, $266 million deal with the Wizards in 2022 if he declines that option and is still in Washington.