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Rotowire: Sep 30 / 1:32p ET
News: Beal said that the Wizards have not approached him in talks for a contract extension, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.
Impact: The Wizards undoubtedly view Beal as a key member of their long-term nucleus, but with the team believed to be focusing its attention on clearing cap room for the summer of 2016 to make a run at a potential free agent Kevin Durant, an extension likely won't be hammered out before the October deadline. As a result, Beal, who is believed to be pursuing a max extension, seems likely to instead receive a $7.4 million qualifying offer, which would allow the Wizards to temporarily pass the buck on a new deal.
Rotowire: Jul 6 / 9:04a ET
News: Beal intends to improve his ball-handling, playmaking, mid-range accuracy, and defense, SLAM Online reports.
Impact: In an interview with SLAM magazine, Beal insisted he'll continue to work on his mid-range jumper, one of coach Randy Wittman's favorite shots. That shot accounted for 37 percent of Beal's attempts last season and was converted at 34 percent, well below league average. Heading into his fourth season, Beal's slice of the offence will likely increase coming off of back-to-back incredible postseason runs.