Beal: Westbrook ‘one of the best teammates I’ve ever had’


Russell Westbrook was traded to the Washington Wizards this offseason in exchange for John Wall, and although he’s often criticized, Bradley Beal had some high praise for his teammate on Monday. 

Westbrook has been in and out of the lineup this season, and while he’s struggled shooting, the former NBA MVP is again close to averaging a triple-double. The 32-year-old is averaging 19.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 9.7 assists per game while shooting 41.7% from the field and 29.1% from deep. 

The Wizards have won their last four games after starting the season 6-17, and it’s largely thanks to Westbrook and Beal.

Beal is averaging a career-high 32.9 points and 5.2 rebounds, along with 4.6 assists per game while shooting 47.8% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc.