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Bradley Beal proved that he can be the Wizards’ franchise player with his career-best season

Top-3 picks in the NBA have an enormous amount of pressure on their shoulders. The territory comes with the expectation that the player will be a major contributor immediately. If that isn’t the case, folks won’t hesitate to label the guy a ‘bust’ or ‘overrated’.

After being drafted third overall in 2012, the elevator to NBA stardom was out of order for Bradley Beal. As a result, he had to take the stairs. Brick by brick, offseason by offseason, Beal tweaked one thing here and improved on one thing there culminating the 2018-2019 season into the best one of his career — his seventh season as a pro.