Phoenix Suns guard Bradley Beal, who has missed his last six games due to lower back spasms, displayed promising signs as he gets closer to making his debut with the team, reports Duane Ranking of The Arizona Republic.
During a 20-minute session, Beal engaged in dribbling, movement, and shooting drills, concluding with a series of sprints from one sideline to the other.
Although he won’t likely participate in Sunday’s match against Detroit, the medical staff will assess how his back responds to today’s exertion.
With two consecutive days off, there’s a possibility that Beal might wear a Suns uniform for the first time in Wednesday’s game in Chicago.
Kevin Durant expressed his excitement for Beal’s impending return, emphasizing the eagerness of players like Beal and Devin Booker to be back on the court.
“I’m just excited for him. I know how much these dudes love to play,” KD said, referring to Beal and Booker
Durant stressed the importance of not rushing their return and ensuring they are completely healthy for the remainder of the season, even if it means sacrificing a few games.
“They hate just being on the sidelines. We don’t want them to rush. We don’t want them to feel like it’s pressure to come back because we lose a couple of games. We want them to be 100% healthy for the rest of the season. So it’s important now to continue to ramp yourself up however you need to.”
The ex-Florida standout found himself traded to the Phoenix Suns during the offseason, with the Washington Wizards facilitating the move.
Bradley Beal, who had devoted the initial 11 seasons of his career to the Wizards, is now preparing for a fresh start.
In the previous season, he delivered impressive statistics, notching an average of 23.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game.