The decision was taken after talks with Beal and Wizards orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih and the team's performance chief, Daniel Medina.
The Wizards' hopes of making the playoffs in Orlando might have just been dashed now that superstar shooting guard Bradley Beal has opted to sit out the remainder of the season in order to nurse a shoulder injury.
Wizards leading scorer Bradley Beal and Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie won't take part in the restart of the National Basketball Association season. "I wanted to help my teammates compete for a playoff spot in Orlando, but also understand that this will be best for all of us in the long term".
On Tuesday, the Orlando Magic boarded a bus traveling from the Amway Center to the Walt Disney World Resort some 25 minutes west to restart the 2019-20 season at the Wide World of Sports Complex.
Beal was nagged by a right rotator cuff injury early in the season and symptoms became worse during the NBA's four-month hiatus.
Brooklyn Nets standout guard Spencer Dinwiddie will not join his team for the NBA's restart after testing positive again for the coronavirus. I will be supporting the guys every step of the way!
Beal originally suffered the injury in November, but it he still managed to average a career-high 30.5 points per game.
The Wizards (24-40) are 5 ½ games behind the eighth-seeded Orlando Magic.
The loss of Dinwiddie now marks the fifth member of the Nets to announce he will not participate in the restart, joining Kyrie Irving, Deandre Jordan, Nic Claxton and Wilson Chandler. Before the National Basketball Association suspended play, Beal was the league's second-leading scorer. The other was Utah's Adrian Dantley, who averaged 30.7 points in 1982-83.