Oct 23, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) looks to shoot against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) at US Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Links: Washington Wizards Beat the Cavaliers in Cleveland

The Washington Wizards managed to win in their final preseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers a few days ago, and we’re just five days away from the start of Washington’s regular season. Here are some Wizardly Links for this weekend:

-Wizards comeback against the Cavaliers in Cincinnati: (via Wiz of Awes)

Beal finished with 21 points on the night, including 3-three pointers. There was a sequence where he split a double team and drove to the basket for an emphatic jam, which basically summarized Beal’s performance throughout the entire preseason. Beal has looked like the most impressive player on the Wizards roster during preseason, and one could only hope it carries over to the regular season next week.

-We also said goodbye to three Wizards hopefuls: (via Wiz of Awes)

Silas and Mensah-Bonsu never really had a legitimate shot to make the team, but Josh Childress was an interesting name on the roster, especially since Otto Porter Jr. and Chris Singleton remained sidelined with injuries. Childress looked ‘OK’ in preseason, so it wouldn’t surprise me if he got a call from Ernie Grunfeld if future roster moves leaves an open spot on the team.

-Who will lead the Wizards in scoring? What’s your bold prediction? WizardsXTRA crew predicts: (via WizardsXTRA)

Bradley Beal is third among all players in PPG this preseason. While I highly doubt he’ll be battling Kevin Durant and James Harden for the league scoring title, Beal will have little problem sowing up leading the team in points. He’ll end up with a nice 18.6 scoring average.

-Bradley Beal has looked great in preseason. Check out his numbers: (via WizardsXTRA)

Beal finishes his preseason averaging 20.7 points per game, which currently lands him 4th in scoring, just behind Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, and Anthony Davis and in front of guys like James Harden and Damian Lillard.

-Could Kevin Durant…end up in Washington? : (via Bullets Forever)

But there have already been some murmurs that Durant’s situation in OKC isn’t exactly stable. The team has suffered on paper since the currently-disastrous James Harden trade, and now Westbrook is hurt again. Oklahoma City is, of course, a small market, and it’s on that second contract where small markets lose their advantage to keep their star.

-Dave Johnson & Glenn Consor give their thoughts on Beal and Harrington’s performances: (via DailyWizdom)

Bradley Beal can electrify a crowd with a three-pointer, but this preseason he unleashed a new found confidence driving to the basket. Al Harrington is a veteran big man who can finish in the paint with a nifty spin move with the same ease as he hits a jumper from beyond the arc.

 

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