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Bradley Beal, SG | WAS

Tue, Jul 07, 2020

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Bradley Beal Will Not Play In Orlando Due To Shoulder Injury

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (shoulder) will not be participating in the NBA's season restart as a result of a right rotator cuff injury, the team announced on Tuesday. Beal becomes the second member of the Wizards to opt out of the NBA's restart in Orlando, with power forward Davis Bertans announcing that he will not be playing on June 22. The 27-year-old Latvian explained that he would not participate due to his pending free agency, after posting 15.4 points per game on 42% shooting from three-point range. Beal's tremendous season was highlighted by career-highs of 30.5 points, 6.1 assists and 4.2 rebounds on 45.5% shooting from the field. The loss of Beal and Bertans will result in additional minutes and opportunity for players such as Thomas Bryant, Rui Hachimura and Ish Smith in the eight games scheduled to begin on July 30.

Kristaps Porzingis, PF | DAL

Mon, Jul 06, 2020

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Kristaps Porzingis Develops New Skill During Hiatus

Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis mentioned that he has developed a new element to his game during the hiatus. Its a secret," Porzingis said. "Ill show it on the court. The shutdown has been great for Porzingis to get back into shape. He mentioned that he was able to get back to 100 percent health during the shutdown. It's unclear what Porzingis added to his game, because he can do just about everything on the court already. His fantasy value should increase with him back to full health.

Shake Milton, SG | PHI

Mon, Jul 06, 2020

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Shake Milton Expected To See Bigger Role

Philadelphia 76ers guard Shake Milton could be asked to run the offense when Ben Simmons is off the court, according to head coach Brett Brown. He put his hand up in a pretty definitive way," says Brown. During the last nine games before the hiatus, Milton averaged 17.8 points and 4.1 assists. To be fair, the Sixers were fairly banged up, so Milton is not expected to produce the same when the season resumes. However, the team appears to be impressed by Milton, so he should see more chances coming his way.