Bradley Beal cleared from concussion, will play in Wizards preseason opener

Associated Press

John Wall is still not back on the court at full speed in Washington, still recovering from having both knees operated on this summer.

The good news is his backcourt running mate Bradley Beal has been cleared following his concussion suffered at the start of training camp, and will start in Tuesday’s preseason game, reports J. Michael at

That would be Trey Burke stepping in for Wall in the short term.

If the Wizards are going to do anything more than tread water this season, they need Beal and Wall to both be healthy, then start to show a more dynamic chemistry between them than we have seen in the past. Maybe new coach Scott Brooks can pull that out of them, he worked with a couple of superstars in Oklahoma City that didn’t always get along on the court, and Brooks got that team to the NBA Finals.

With the Wizards, just making the playoffs would be a good first step.