(via Heat Nation)

One name that has surfaced in the rumor mill for weeks? Bradley Beal, whose potential unhappiness with the Wizards has been spotlighted since before the summer started.

While reports indicate the Wizards have been reluctant to keep him, he may force their hand if he rejects the three-year, $111 million contract extension he is eligible to sign later this month. And, in a tweet by Miami Insider Barry Jackson, the Heat will be barking up that tree.

Obviously, a supermax deal is intended to incentivize players to stick with their current franchises instead of leaving for a team that can offer less money.

If Beal rejects it, it makes his intentions clear and makes it practically a given that he will be leaving when he becomes a free agent in 2021.

With Beal, the Heat would be contenders in the East, teaming up with Jimmy Butler and Eric Spoelstra to make a powerful new duo. Miami’s special interest in Beal stems from his age and modern-age skillset.

The 2x All-Star averaged over 7 3-point attempts last season and averaged 25 total points per game.

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