It’s been something of a weird season for Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards. The team hasn’t made the big step forward some expected due to injuries and generally inconsistent play, but Washington is still a playoff team, sitting at 28-22 on the year. Washington’s currently in fifth place, but is jostling with the teams directly behind it (Indiana and Milwaukee) to sort out the five, six, and seven seeds in the conference.
This is potentially bad news for Washington, because if the team falls down to seventh, it would be in line to face off against the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the postseason. Toronto is one of the teams that has taken a step forward this season, so much so that Beal believes it is the best team in the east.
Beal spoke with the media about the Raptors on Thursday afternoon prior to their matchup later in the day, and the All-Star guard praised Toronto for the progress it has made to this point in the season.