Dec 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Washington Wizards 120-98. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards to keep Bradley Beal on minutes restriction

If you were hoping to see the Washington Wizards unleash Bradley Beal anytime in the near future, you’re going to need to wait a bit longer.

According to CSN Washington, the Wizards have no plans to remove Beal’s thirty-minute per game minute restriction as of right now:

Beal’s minute restrictions will continue a few more weeks #WizardsTalk#NBA#wizGSWarriors

The talented Beal has dealt with a handful of injuries during his short NBA tenure and there’s growing concern within the Wizards organization it could become a problem moving forward, thus the team doesn’t want to overextend their young star.

Beal suffered a stress fracture in his leg nearly a month ago and hasn’t played over thirty minutes in a game since that time and likely won’t do so until after the NBA’s All-Star break, assuming he recovers properly.

The lack of minutes has hurt Beal’s production as the second year guard out of Florida is only averaging 12.6 points since his mid-December injury.

For the season, the former third overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft is averaging 18 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.

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