There appears to be a chance that Bradley Beal will be back in the Washington Wizards' lineup for Wednesday's game against the Knicks. Beal took part in shootaround and will be a game-time decision, the team announced:
Bradley Beal is taking part in morning shootaround and will be a gametime decision tonight vs. the Knicks #WizKnicks— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) February 6, 2013
Beal has missed the Wizards' last four games with a wrist injury originally suffered January 18 against the Denver Nuggets. He played ineffectively for five games before finally sitting out to rest the injury. A visit to a hand specialist revealed no structural damage, and Beal did take part on a limited basis in practice yesterday.
It'll be interesting to see whether Beal is immediately elevated into the starting lineup. On the one hand, Garrett Temple had his best game of the season against the Clippers, so it'd be a bit odd to demote him right away. On the other hand, if Beal starts, Temple still merits minutes, so that might squeeze Jordan Crawford even more.