A Chance to Compete
The Washington Wizards in the past off season decided to rebuild. Undoubtedly the key to that process was trading their star player. Bradley Beal was reportedly the only player in the league with a No-Trade Clause. He controlled his destiny. His choice was the Phoenix Suns. Above all it gave Bradley Beal the opportunity to realistically compete for a Championship for the first time in his career. During what are expected to be his prime years.
It took 8 games for us to have a first look at Bradley Beal as a member of the Phoenix Suns. In his first against the Chicago Bulls he may have been a little rusty. Having been out for a while he did not have his best shooting night. His second game was in a narrow loss to the Lakers. But we saw what has made Phoenix Suns fans excited about his addition to the team. The silky smooth game with a glorious shooting motion that some view as the most pleasing in today’s game was there for all to see.
While everyone in Phoenix no doubt wants the team to come together quickly things like this take time. The LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh super team in Miami stumbled out of the gate with a loss in their first game together. Nine games in in they were barely above .500 at 5-4. If you want a more recent example consider the Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and James Harden Clippers who are winless in November since Harden joined. Greatness, if it is even achievable, takes time.
So it is not at all surprising that the Phoenix Suns have been inconsistent so far this campaign. All things considered they have yet to have their 3 stars; Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal on the court together. Similarly, all are best known for their scoring. Everyone wants to see how their integration works. Bradley Beal is likely as eager as anyone to see what happens.
It will likely determine if he wins an NBA championship.