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Bradley Beal wants to return against the Cavaliers

The Wizards' guard is cleared to practice and is eyeing a Nov. 21 return against LeBron James' Cavaliers, according to a report.

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The news on Bradley Beal is good, thankfully. The Washington Wizards' guard received a thumbs up on his Friday check-up for his injured wrist and "hopes" to return for Friday's home showdown with the Cavaliers, according to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post. That'd be exactly six weeks since he first suffered the injury.

He could begin practicing as soon as Monday, agent Mark Bartelstein told CSN Washington's J Michael:

"The report was terrific," his agent Mark Bartelstein told, declining to be more specific. "It's all good news ... there were no setbacks."

This comes as a sigh of relief after this ominous Beal tweet threw #WizardsTwitter for a loop.

Turned out that was either referring to Beal's future opponents or something else entirely.

Beal has been out since Oct. 12 after hurting his wrist against the Hornets in a preseason game. The Wizards said he would be re-evaluated in six weeks at the time.

Beal surely needs time to be cleared for full contact and eventually get back in game shape, but it appears he'll be returning to the court sooner rather than later. That's big news for a Wizards team that has scratched to 6-2 without playing particularly well in his absence.