John Wall will represent the Wizards during the All-Star game and has gotten invitations to both the Slam Dunk Contest and Skills Challenge. Well, if John Wall accepts both offers, the Wizards will have a representative in virtually every All-Star event, with Bradley Beal in the Rising Stars Challenge and possibly even the Three Point Shootout.
According to CSN Washington, Bradley Beal has gotten an invitation to the Three Point Shootout, but hasn’t accepted the offer yet.
Beal also told CSN he’d like to compete in the Three-Point Shootout at NBA All-Star Weekend, which is Feb. 14-16, but a decision has not been made. If he is given the green light that his leg is OK to handle the extra work, Beal said he will accept the offer.
Beal is still on a minutes restriction after suffering a second stress injury in his fibula. He’s been playing about 30 minutes per game for the past month or so, and he could be limited this All-Star weekend. CSN Washington has also reported that Beal will get increased minutes starting tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder, which could possibly allow him to play in both the Rising Stars Challenge and the Three Point Shootout without anything holding him back.
Bradley Beal is currently shooting over 42% from beyond the 3-point arc and he’s undoubtedly the best three point shooter in his draft class. Even though the competition is meaningless, Beal could see his popularity increase during the All-Star weekend since more casual fans tune in to watch the festivities. Washington will have a representative in virtually every competition this year, which hasn’t happened in quite some time.