With his backcourt partner, John Wall injured for the most part of last season, Bradley Beal stepped into the limelight for the Washington Wizards. He turned into the team’s main facilitator last year, but Wizards head coach Scott Brooks is giving the green light for Beal to shoot eight or even nine 3-pointers each game this upcoming season.

Fred Katz of The Athletic wrote an article regarding Beal and the rest of the Wizards’ main stars.

It extends to Bradley Beal, whose attempts Brooks wants to increase from last year’s 6.5 per game to “eight or nine.”

While the Wizards are not known for relying on three-pointers as their main offensive weapon, Katz points out that they actually drain a high percentage of their long-range shots. It appears that even Wall is aware of that fact.

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Wall wants to facilitate more bombing, too, for a team that could have generated more points from long range a year ago. The Wizards finished fourth in 3-point percentage, but 24th in 3-point rate, the percentage of shots that come from beyond the arc.

This is not the first time that Brooks has given his go-signal for Beal to shoot more. After their Game 2 loss during their 2018 first-round playoff matchup against the Toronto Raptors, Brooks even apologized to his prized shooting guard for the limited shots he took during the game.

Despite their early playoff exit last season, Wall’s injury turned out to be a blessing in disguise as Beal blossomed into a dynamic all-around player for the Wizards.