Beal was drafted with huge expectations and Ray Allen comparisons. He was (or is) the best shooter in the 2012 draft class but he is struggling mightily as a rookie. Of course a large part of this is due to the Wizards having so many new players trying to mesh together, and point guard John Wall being saddled with injury.
With all of the pressure on Beal, he has struggled to find his shot. Now he is going deeper with the struggle and starting to call it “like depression” according to a recent interview:
“We just lost. Everybody hates losing. You just see the guys faces, it’s like depression. We haven’t won a game yet,” Bradley Beal said. “We still have  more games. It’s still a long season. We still have our opportunity to get over .500. Right now, it’s our goal we have to shoot for, is to probably get into the playoffs. We’re going to make it. I have faith in this team. I have confidence in us. I think we’re more than capable of doing it, with the assets that we have. As long as guys keep buying in and never give up, we’ll be fine.”
Via Michael Lee/Washington Post
Beal don’t be depressed.
Look me in my face, I ain’t got no worries!