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Digest: Wizards' Beal pulls out of consideration for Rio Olympics

Digest: Wizards' Beal pulls out of consideration for Rio Olympics

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has withdrawn from consideration for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, indicating Friday via Twitter that he plans to use the time to focus on getting healthy for the regular season.

Beal, who will become a restricted free agent Friday, played a career-low 55 games last season while dealing with a stress injury to his right fibula. Wizards officials confirmed Beal would not be participating in the Olympics, which will take place Aug. 5- 21.

"I have made the decision to dedicate this summer to getting in the best physical shape of my life and feel it is imperative that I stay true to my plan so I can be at my very best...

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