Despite inconsistency, Beal has balled out on numerous occasions. Similar to Jordan Crawford's huge shot against the Portland Trail Blazers, Beal hit a huge shot against Oklahoma City. With .3 seconds left on the clock, Beal knocked down a shot to give the Washington Wizards a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Believe it or not, this wasn't a game of 2K, the Wizards actually beat the Thunder in real life, and part of the reason why is Beal's hot shooting during their stretch of better play.
Using the Thunder game as an example of his solid output, that game really showcased a lot of what Beal is capable of doing once he refines his game. Despite shooting 7-of-17 from the field, Beal knocked down five three-pointers, taking the initiative as far as shooting the ball even if it meant overshooting a tad.
While a lot of critics of Beal and Crawford certainly point to their poor field-goal percentages as a knock against their fearlessness in shooting, a lot of credit has to be given to the rook for knocking down the big shot. Beal is shooting sub 40-percent, but a similar trend is evident in Crawford's early years.
Now this isn't to say that Beal or Crawford are incredible scorers just yet, they both certainly have a ways to go, but similar to Crawford, Beal has emerged as a guy they can count on to make big shots.
Beal has definitely shown glimpses of becoming an elite scorer, and while it's still early, Beal will further adjust to the pro game and get better as time progresses.
As long as he can stay healthy, the Wiz need to ride Beal's hot streaks as long as they can, and if the Thunder game proved anything, it was that Beal is another guy they can count on to make big shots.