Bradley Beal to travel with Wizards despite no decision on playing in Orlando

Beal undecided about going to Orlando (0:33)

Bradley Beal explains that he has yet to make a decision about whether to go to Orlando, but he is practicing as if he is going to play. (0:33)

Bradley Beal has yet to make a final decision on whether he will play, but the Washington Wizards guard is expected to join the team on its flight to Orlando, Florida, according to head coach Scott Brooks.

Last week, Beal said he was "not swayed one way or another" on whether he would play in Orlando, where the NBA will resume the season at the end of the month at Walt Disney World Resort.

Brooks, though, said Beal is slated to travel with the team for its scheduled flight on Tuesday pending his coronavirus test result.

"No final decision," Brooks said when asked if Beal had decided on whether to play. "We are all still day by day.

"He's looking great. His physical condition has been pretty good and continues to improve every day, along with our other guys. We are all getting tested every day and as of right now, he's a go, and we are all going down there ready to compete and get better and play to get in a playoff position. He looks great."

Point guard John Wall, who is out for the season with an Achilles injury, and forward Davis Bertans will not accompany the team to Orlando. Bertans decided to opt out of the season resumption.

Brooks said there is no timetable for Beal's decision. Washington (24-40) trails Orlando (30-35) by 5½ games for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference, and is six games behind Brooklyn (30-34) for the seventh spot.

The Wizards will proceed cautiously with Beal.

"The guys that are going down there, we are going to have a system in place," Brooks said. "The guys are going to continue to work on our conditioning and continue to slowly integrate physical contact and then get into some 3-on-3 and 5-on-5, and then we make decisions on all of our guys. We are not going to put one player on our team at risk if they are not ready to play in an NBA game.

"We all get tested every day," Brooks added of Beal traveling with the team on Tuesday. "Today I just got tested and we get the results back in 24 hours. As of right now, Brad and the group is ready to go down, and if it changes, you will know in the next couple of days."