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Phoenix Suns guard Bradley Beal expressed excitement about returning to the playoffs after a two-year absence.

Following his trade from the Washington Wizards, Beal embraces the opportunity to compete in meaningful games once again.

“That’s why I decided to come here: To be a part of meaningful games again. Be a part of playoff basketball….I’m just super locked in to our goal at hand,” Beal said, per Gerald Bourguet.

As the Suns prepare for their first-round series against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Beal’s focus is squarely on helping his new team succeed.

This season Beal is averaging 18.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 5 assists in 33. minutes per game.