Bradley Beal for all his ability to play basketball and have a sweet stroking jump shot, is only 19 years old.
Beal has taken 13 shot in two games, and only made two of them.
Beal is aware of his slow start, but is not blaming his young age.
Beal does attribute one small problem to his struggles, he has to many people in his ear according to the Comcast Sportsnet Washington.
Beal says he has a few people in his circle, but they all want to give advice.
“I have too many people in my ear, so I have to eliminate that and keep my circle small and focus on what the team needs to do and what I need to do. I know a lot of people want me to do this, this and this, but that’s not important to me. We’re trying to get wins. We’re 0-2 so we have to figure out how to get wins and the outside people need to stay on the outside.”
Beal did acknowledge that one person in his ear he must respect and listen to is his head coach Randy Wittman.
“I learned Day One I can’t do everything that Trevor Ariza does or John Wall does,” Beal said. “Sometimes coaches know your bad habits. Coach [Wittman] is on my butt all the time and I don’t have a problem with it because he knows I can be better and he knows I can accept his criticism.”
“At first I thought I was doing good and everything was going good,” Beal said. “But then he showed me film and film doesn’t lie.
“He’s on my butt all the time, every practice,” Beal said. “It may be for a small thing like when a shot goes up he wants everybody back [on defense]. He’ll just stop practice and snap. But it keeps me in a good habit and keeps me working on things he wants me to do at a young age. I’m going to respect that and do what he wants.”
Bradley Beal will be fine, he just needs to calm down and relax.