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The Washington Wizards made Bradley Beal their franchise player.
It was a deliberate choice when they traded John Wall to the Houston Rockets for Russell Westbrook before the season started.
As Beal emerged as a star – and continues to grow into one of the league’s best players – the Wizards decided to build solely around the ninth-year guard.
It’s no longer a two-star system with Beal and Wall in the backcourt for the Wizards.
The Wizards believe in Beal. “You do what you’ve got to do to make the franchise better,” Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard said.
This season, Beal averages 32.9