Luke Walton compares Bradley Beal to James Harden
Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton says when you watch film of Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, you see a lot of things which Houston Rockets MVP James Harden does.
Harden and Beal are universally recognized as the two best shooting guards in the NBA:
Luke Walton on Bradley Beal: “You watch film on him, it’s like watching film of James Harden.”
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) March 4, 2020
Harden leads the NBA in scoring. He’s done so for the past two seasons. Beal is second in the league in scoring at 30.4 points per game, while Harden is at 34.9.
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 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.
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