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Wizards’ Scott Brooks says you can argue Bradley Beal is best shooting guard in the NBA

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Fans don’t look at the Washington Wizards as championship contenders. They’ve struggled to build a strong supporting cast to help John Wall and Bradley Beal make a deep run in the playoffs. Some will even consider the Wizards a team that failed to live up to the high expectations set upon them a couple of years ago.

However, Wizards head coach Scott Brooks still believes that the team can make noise in this league. He sees Beal as the key component to his team’s successes. In fact, he even went far as to even say that Beal is the best shooting guard in the association.

It may be possible that Brooks said those words to Fred Katz because he just signed a lucrative two-year deal with the Wizards worth $72 million. It’s not in Brooks’ best interests to say that his franchise shooting guard is not the league’s best. The last thing a coach wants to do is start discord within the team, and keeping Beal happy will only give him wonders.

His claim on Beal doesn’t come without any basis, though. He carried a depleted Washington Wizards roster with an incredible performance. He finished the year with averages of 25.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.5 steals on a 48% shooting clip. With John Wall still out for the season, he’s expected to carry the team once more.

Fortunately for him, he has help in the form of rookie forward Rui Hachimura. If the rookie plays the way the team expects him to, Beal’s season will become a tad bit easier.

It’s a huge risk for Beal to recommit to a team that is seemingly on the road to nowhere. The Wizards better make full use of this opportunity and give him reasons to stay.