Bradley Beal Talks Of "Drawing A Line In The Sand" With Wizards

Bradley Beal has been a Washington Wizard for over a decade now. He's consistently been loyal, refusing to ask for a trade or seek to go form a "super team" somewhere else. But in a new interview with Marc Spears of Andscape, it sounds like that loyalty might be a little bit in jeopardy.

I’m patient, but there comes a time where you have to be a little selfish and draw a line in the sand, for sure... 

I feel like I’ve accomplished a good amount of my career. I’ve been an All-Star, been All-NBA, averaged 30 in the league. It’s just, ‘OK, what can I do now? What do you want to do?’ Win, win, win, win, win at the highest level, play in meaningful games, win multiple playoff series, get to the Finals, win a Finals. That’s what I want to do. That’s the goal.

Wanting to "win, win, win" is certainly not something that's happened in his 11 seasons in DC, and lifting the 'Larry O'B trophy' doesn't seem to be on the horizon at this point. And yet, the 29-year-old is still not sure he's ready to pull the 'chute on his time with the Wizards:

We’re making steps to compete, and we’re doing it on a nightly basis. Shepp [Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard] is making moves to improve the team. So, all I can do is sit back, trust him, trust his process, work with what we are working with. It’s not easy. The grass isn’t always greener. I understand that when you give up, hell, if I go somewhere [else], you’re giving up a lot. So, that factors into a lot of stuff, too.

The Wizards have a chance to put together a nice core three, with Beal surrounded by Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porzingis — if they're able to re-sign both of them for the long-term.

The team is currently 29-30 and in the 9th seed in the Eastern Conference. 

Beal, the three-time All-Star, is averaging 23.1 points, 5.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds this season, while shooting 37.5% from distance.  

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