Wizards Superstar Takes Accountability In Disappointing Season

Before the start of the 2022-2023 season, the Washington Wizards showed promise in the makeup of the roster. With their own version of the big three, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle Kuzma, and Bradley Beal, and an opportunity to prove themselves, the team was hopeful. However, they fell short of the play-in by five games and are now heading to the off-season with a lot of questions. Wizards superstar, Beal, took accountability for the disappointing season.

For two years in a row, the Wizards have finished 12th in the Eastern Conference prompting their superstar to comment on what happened. Beal pointed out that he has to be more "available and take care of my body better." The three-time All-Star played in just 50 games this season for Washington, and that's where the frustration lies.
The leading scorer for the team also mentioned to the media that "I have a low patience level." His calm demeanor towards that statement prompted him to reiterate that "it's not like I'm not angry" but that he would voice it to the front office who will hear him out and take action.
Teammate Kyle Kuzma also tweeted out his disappointment about how the season went. The 2020 NBA champ showed appreciation to Wizards fans and pointed out that they "deserve better," in relation to how the year ended. Kuzma was the third-leading scorer on the team and showed flashes of All-Star caliber play throughout the season.
More importantly, the general manager of the team Tommy Sheppard dished out the priorities for the team heading into the off-season. Kuzma and Porzingis will have the opportunity to be free agents and Sheppard pointed out that he wants to "take care of them," meaning to re-sign them for the long haul. He also said that the positive is that with the low seeding, they have an opportunity to draft high and add a promising young player.
With the patience of Beal running low, Sheppard should be wary of how the team could look next year. Although re-signing Kuzma and Porzingis is a good start, they need to fortify their bench. Daniel Gafford looks like he's making progress along with Corey Kispert, however, they'll need more than that to make some noise in an ever-competitive Eastern Conference.

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