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Live: Suns preview, Bradley Beal's return, and the latest trade deadline reporting

Bradley Beal will be making his return to DC while several current Wizards players could possibly be on their way out.

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Bradley Beal will make his return to DC.
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On this morning's Bleav in Wizards podcast at 10:10 a.m. EST, Jahadi White and I will be previewing Bradley Beal's return to Washington, DC. We'll discuss what type of reaction we expect him to receive from both the organization and fans, as well as what to expect from the actual game.

The Wizards are currently 9-39 and fighting for the top pick in the 2024 NBA Draft. The Suns, who are 28-21, are currently in 6th place in the Western Conference. They are six games back of first place but also just a few games away from being in the play-in games. Every result matters to them from a seeding perspective.

We will also be covering the latest trade rumors, which players are most likely to move on, and what seems like a fair return the Wizards would actually accept.

White and I will weigh in on what we think of team's play under new head coach Brian Keefe and the player's comments and reaction to him. We'll close the show by answering listener questions from the YouTube chat.


TIMESTAMPS:

0:00 - Intro & high school basketball talk with Jahadi

2:45 - Brian Keefe’s early influence: Any improvements?

8:00 - Bagley’s added contributions to the team

10:00 - Wizards’ jump to top 15 in offensive rebounds & second chance points

12:15 - Kuz on Keefe’s “mental discipline” heavy practices

14:40 - Bradley Beal’s reception: Are fans mad at the wrong person?

26:00 - Jahadi’s predictions for the Sun’s game

27:00 - Injury report from Matt

30:00 - Poole expectations

31:00 - Kispert talk

36:00 - Kuzma’s injury timing: Coincidence or trade omen?

41:00 - Kuzma’s potential trade value

44:00 - Tyus’ trade value & contributions

53:00 - Evaluating the Wizards’ center rotation

57:00 - Coulibaly’s impact in facilitating offense & named Rookie Rising Star

1:06:00 - How much winning in college comes into play when drafting a player?