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Bradley Beal has steadily improved each season and became a bonafide All-Star this past season, making his second Western All-Star team.

The 26-year-old refined his game in last year’s offseason, by improving his scoring from 22.6 per game to 25.6 per game while also adding 5.0 reb and 5.5 assists at around 37 minutes per game. Beal was asked to completely take over the Wizards offense at times and showcased an array of skills, including a soft jumper and improved ability to create space and finish at the rim.

Beal is a stud, and it is no wonder he has been generating interest from some of the major teams across the league. He is still young and can be a legitimate second scoring option for a championship team. Beal is also likely to become frustrated with the situation in Washington, where he has had little team success and has failed to make an impact in the East alongside John Wall.

Expect Beal to be moved this season if he does not agree to a new Washington contract, and here are the best trade packages for Washington if they want to move on from the All-Star shooting guard.

 

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have simply not lived up to their almost unrivaled potential. With a roster that featured a superstar in Kyrie Irving and an All-Star in Gordon Hayward, they were primed to compete for a championship for the next few years at the very least. Budding stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown showcased tremendous promise in the playoffs when Kyrie and Hayward both went down with frustrating injuries two seasons ago. They all returned healthy this past season, but the Celtics slumped in the Playoffs.

Hayward could not find his footing after his gruesome injury while Kyrie simply could not lead his team to the promised land, and ended up departing for Brooklyn to form a superstar duo with Kevin Durant.

The Celtics are looking to improve their squad following the addition of Kemba Walker and should jump at the prospect of adding Bradley Beal to their core in order to catapult them to a top-3 seed in the East. To make this happen, they will most likely offer Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, and a couple of 1st round picks to Washington.

For Boston, this means moving on from one of their cornerstones in Brown and also a quality starter in Marcus Smart. But Beal would join Kemba, Tatum, and Kanter to form a very high scoring starting five. For Washington, they would be getting a young star to build around for the future who is bursting with potential. They would also grab some valuable first-round picks that could accelerate Washington’s rebuild process, especially if they want to move on from John Wall as well.

 

Miami Heat

Following the addition of Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat have become interesting once again. They have a star, and Pat Riley is always looking to add another one. Bradley Beal might be available for the Heat if they are willing to part with some of their young players and their starting point guard. A potential trade package from the Heat would include Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, and a 1st round pick.

For Miami, this would create a fantastic All-Star pairing with Beal and Butler that would challenge the East’s best backcourts. Beal is an excellent scorer and improved defender, while Jimmy Butler is an excellent two-way player that performs in big moments.

For Washington, they would be grabbing a former All-Star in Dragic while they hope to move John Wall. They would also get Adebayo who has shown promise as a high-flying rebounder with impressive intangibles. Tyler Herro is also valued across the league and has tremendous potential for the future. A first-round pick would also sweeten the deal for Washington, and help them with their rebuild process that maybe should have happened years ago.

 

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets might be the deepest team in the league. They can go 10-deep, and play 10 quality NBA players during the course of an entire game without any loss in production. Led by All-Star Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets have an excellent array of talent that almost reached the Western Conference Finals last year. If they want to take the next major step, they might be willing to add a second All-Star to Nikola Jokic.

In order to pair Beal with Jokic, they would have to part ways with current starting shooting guard Gary Harris and rookie Michael Porter Jr. Harris has developed into a quality starting two-guard in the NBA, thanks to his sharpshooting and tough defense. Porter Jr. missed the entire 2018-2019 season thanks to a suspect back injury and is also one of the more underrated prospects from last year’s draft. If he can return healthy, he can be a real gem for his team.

For Washington, they will also likely ask for first-round picks to sweeten the deal and convince them to part ways with their All-Star. While losing Harris would hurt for Denver, they would be improving their chances to compete with the best teams in the West including the Clippers and Lakers. For Washington, it is a matter of betting on Porter Jr.’s health and the quality of the first-round picks.

 

Minnesota Timberwolves

Finally, the Timberwolves would be looking to add Bradley Beal to young superstar Karl-Anthony Towns. This might be the end of the Andrew Wiggins experiment once and for all, as Washington will likely ask for Wiggins along with Jarrett Culver and a 1st round pick to make this deal happen.

Wiggins would be an excellent pairing with John Wall, thanks to his fast-paced style and athleticism. He would also give Washington a new cornerstone piece to build around, as he matures both physically and mentally. Culver is one of the brightest prospects in this year’s draft class and would be another excellent building block for the Wizards.

For the T-Wolves, KAT and Beal would be one of the best young pairings in the league that will bring excitement back to Minnesota. Following Jimmy Butler’s ugly exit last year, many people have begun raising eyebrows on the mentality and killer instinct on the Wolves’ young stars Wiggins and Anthony Towns.

Moving Wiggins and bringing in Beal would create a new winning culture that could attract more All-Star quality players to come play for Minnesota down the road.

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