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Bradley Beal only working out for teams with top four picks

Jun 11, 2012, 11:59 AM EDT

Florida Gators guard Bradley Beal celebrates his team's win over the Marquette Golden Eagles during the NCAA men's West Regional basketball tournament in Phoenix Reuters

Bradley Beal feels pretty confident he is going high in this draft.

You can tell because he’s not bothering to work out for the Kings at No. 5 or anyone below that, reports Sam Amick at Sports Illustrated.

Agent Mark Bartelstein told SI.com that he has no plans for Beal to conduct workouts with teams beyond the top four. Beal is tentatively scheduled to work out for Washington on Thursday, Cleveland on Saturday and Charlotte on June 18.

Beal is the best shooting guard in the draft and is drawing a lot of Eric Gordon comparisons. His athleticism, defense and potential have teams overlooking his pedestrian shooting numbers at Florida last season (33 percent from three) because he has good form and shot better in high school. He measured 6’4.5″ in shoes at the combine, which is a bit small for an NBA two guard but not as bad as some scouts had thought. He beat expectations, that helps.

Nobody knows what the Bobcats are going to do at No. 2, but if they take Thomas Robinson or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist then it falls to the Wizards at No. 3, who reportedly like the idea of Beal’s shot next to John Wall. After that comes the Cavaliers at No. 4 and again they would like a quality two guard to pair with rookie of the year Kyrie Irving.

He probably doesn’t fall past that. At the end of the day the name of the game is to put the ball in the basket and if you can do that like Beal you have value. Real value.

  1. 00maltliquor - Jun 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Asuming much! I hope he falls to #6 just to teach him a lesson and take the swelling out his head. I’ve seen Florida a handful of times this year and he is good, but I’m not sold on him as a top 5 pick in this years draft. I liked his teammate Patric Young a lot though, he’ll be a good role player off the bench and probably go in the late 20’s.

    • knightrider1755 - Jun 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM

      True dat! I hope he falls even lower.

    • dacapt704 - Jun 11, 2012 at 2:26 PM

      Co-sign…what happened to hearing young guys say the standard “Im just thankful to have the opportunity to fulfill a life long dream. I will be honored to play for any team that chooses me?”

      Am I THAT old fashioned?? Geez I’m only 35….these kids are soooo full of themselves. An undersized SG already comes in picking and choosing. He better hope he is more Montae Ellis than Joe Forte

      • 00maltliquor - Jun 12, 2012 at 1:25 PM

        I know! Getting drafted into the league is a privaledge, not a right. These new jacks nowadays make me sick. Cocky, arrogant, assuming, pampered, spoiled s.o.b.’s

  2. kspinnerjr - Jun 11, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    You can’t put this on the kid. He’s 18/19 years old getting advise from a reputable agent, so quite naturally the kid is going to go with the advise of his agent. Can’t assume he has a big head because he’s taking the advise of his agent…not at 18 or 19 years old

  3. davidtmp - Jun 11, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    This guy needs a new agent. You’re telling me you will work out for the 4 worst teams, but not for the rest that may have an interest in trading up to take you. That makes ZERO sense!! You work out for whoever wants to work you out, then let the chips fall. You may even find yourself on a playoff team next year, where you can really showcase your talents to the rest of the world, in prime time. Think of the endorsements to be gained from that. But no, you’d rather play for the Bobcats, Wizards, or Cavs, all of who is at least a few years from playoff contention.

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