Report: Suns’ Bradley Beal Likely To Miss 3 Weeks

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Phoenix Suns shooting guard Bradley Beal will likely miss three weeks after injuring his right ankle against the New York Knicks on December 15, according to NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Beal underwent an X-ray and the results came back negative.

The Suns acquired Beal from the Washington Wizards in June. Beal hasn’t been able to stay healthy thus far this season. He’s only played in six games. Before hurting his ankle, Beal was dealing with back issues.

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A three-time All-Star, Beal is averaging 14.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists this season while shooting 44.9% from the field, 42.9% from beyond the arc and 70.8% from the free-throw line. The Suns are 2-4 with Beal in the lineup and 14-12 overall.

Beal, Devin Booker and Kevin Durant have only played in two games together this season. The Suns are expected to compete for the title this season with Beal, Booker and Durant leading the way. They entered the season with the third-best title odds.

However, Beal hasn’t been able to stay healthy. This is one of the reasons some pundits questioned the Suns’ decision to acquire the Florida product. Beal is a talented player, but he’s been prone to injuries ever since he entered the NBA in 2012.

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Beal has career averages of 22.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists with the Wizards and Suns. He signed a five-year, $251 million contract with Washington in July 2022. Beal is making $46 million this season.

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