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Bradley Beal put in extra work this offeason. Is this the year it all comes together?

NBA: Washington Wizards at Phoenix Suns Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

It’s no secret that Bradley Beal received a huge payday to the tune of five years, $128 million this offseason. And rather than viewing that as “making it,” Beal is viewing it as the starting line in the second chapter of his NBA career. Beal knows that the spotlight will be on he and the Wizards this season as there are no excuses for this team to miss the playoffs again.

After signing his newly minted deal, Beal went to work with his trainer Drew Hanlen on offseason workouts. In a new video released by Whistle Sports, he talked about how he needs to improve his game now that he’s a max player; and said this summer’s workouts were the “best he’s had as far as being really dedicated and focused on his work.”

Bradley Beal is well aware of the elephant in the room as the inability to stay healthy for an entire season has haunted him thus far in his short career. He addressed this by spending more time in the weight room, more physical therapy, and more awareness on the court in doing what he has to do to stay healthy.

We’ve already seen some of Beal’s improvements in the small sample size we have thus far this preseason. Beal has been more aggressive in attacking the hole while making plays for teammates and himself off of the dribble.

The shooting guard has some lofty goals for this upcoming season. He wants to make the All-Star game, All-NBA first team, and All-NBA first team defensively and looks very locked-in and focused on this upcoming season. He has the worth ethic and tools to turn these goals to fruition it’s just, can he answer the $128 million dollar question and stay healthy for an entire season?