Report: Wizards’ Bradley Beal withdrawing from FIBA World Cup


Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3), right, drives to the basket as New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) defends. (Alastair Grant/AP)

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal is withdrawing from the upcoming USA Basketball training camp and the FIBA World Cup, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.

Beal will no longer be taking part for the Americans due to the birth of his child in late summer.

The 26-year-old Beal joins James Harden, Anthony Davis, C.J. McCollum and Eric Gordon as the latest U.S. star to withdraw from the upcoming tournament, which runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15 in China.

An all-star in 2018-19, Beal averaged 25.6 points, 5.5 assists, five rebounds and 36.9 minutes in 82 games for the Wizards last season.

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