Wizards News: Washington Wants Beal To Keep Shooting Despite Recent Slump

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal is one of the top young shooting guards in the league, and he forms one of the NBA's best backcourts along with point guard John Wall.

His outstanding shooting ability complements the slashing Wall perfectly, but his shot hasn't been falling of late. Beal is shooting just 14/36 (38%) from the field over Washington's last three games, but head coach Randy Wittman wants his young star to keep firing.

"As I told Brad during the game [against the Chicago Bulls], all I'm concerned about, are they good shots?" Wittman said. "If they're good shots and they're not going in you got to stay with it and keep firing. It happens in 82 games where you get into a slump. ... If you're taking bad shots and you're going 0-for-5, then we've got a problem."

Despite Beal's struggles, the Wizards have managed to win each of their last three games. They'll go to extend their winning streak today against the Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks.

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