The Washington Wizards will apparently start the season with both John Wall and Bradley Beal suiting up in the Wizards jerseys. After all, they are both All-Star talents with tremendous offensive upside and have experience playing with each other. But they shouldn’t fool themselves, Wall probably wants out and so should Beal. The Wizards have not been a competitive team for a few years now and even with a fully healthy squad, they underperformed. Beal and Wall don’t get along as they should, which doesn’t bode well for the Wizards’ future.
Bradley Beal is a great player who averaged 30.5 PPG last season, and one of the most dynamic offensive players in the game today. The Wizards will want to hold onto him for dear life, but there are some offers around the league that they simply cannot say no to. Bradley Beal is a great player who can yield an excellent return for the Wizards, and they should act now to prevent him from walking away for nothing.
Here are the 3 offers the Washington Wizards simply cannot refuse.
3. Boston Celtics
Trade Package: Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown for Bradley Beal
The Boston Celtics need another All-Star to close the gap between them and the best teams in the league. The Los Angeles Lakers have improved dramatically, the Miami Heat have two bonafide All-Stars, and the Milwaukee Bucks are coming back with the MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Celtics are a very good team, but nobody expected them to be a challenger with the same squad they have now.
Jayson Tatum is a superstar in the making, Kemba Walker is an All-Star, and adding Bradley Beal will create the beginnings of a Superteam. Giving up two starters hurts, but the Celtics can finally get the third star they have been looking for since the Kyrie Irving days. Beal will take them over the top as the best team in the East with this trade.
2. Brooklyn Nets
Trade Package: Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jarrett Alen, a future first-round pick for Bradley Beal
The Brooklyn Nets want James Harden, and for good reason. But if they can’t get the #1 scorer in the league, why not go for the #2 scorer in the league? Beal is one of two players to average at least 30 PPG so he is a star that would take Brooklyn to the Finals. A Big Three of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and Bradley Beal is the best in the NBA and nobody would be able to defend a team with this kind of offensive firepower.
Washington won’t ever get a single player as good as one of the best scorers in the NBA but they can regroup with 3 starting players who can play with or without John Wall. Washington actually might be better off with this package deal because they get more talent on the floor at once. For Brooklyn, they are much better off with a third All-Star to put them over the top with the likes of Steve Nash and Mike D’Antoni coaching from the sidelines. This is as close to a win-win deal as it gets.
1. Miami Heat
Trade Package: Andre Iguodala, Tyler Herro, Kendrick Nunn, Duncan Robinson for Bradley Beal
The Miami Heat shocked the world last season by making the NBA Finals, and they have two All-NBA guys in Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. Both players are untouchable, and adding Bradley Beal would mean the Miami Heat are a surefire favorite in the East. Losing a trio of young players will hurt and Andre Iguodala is a great locker room guy at this stage of his career. But Miami did exceptionally well with Butler as the best perimeter scorer, imagine if they had Bradley Beal.
A lineup with Goran Dragic, Bradley Beal, Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo is a scary team when Eric Spoelstra is on the bench. Washington could see this deal as the best they can get because they are getting a franchise player in Tyler Herro along with 2 excellent young players in Nunn and Robinson. If they have to trade a star like Bradley Beal, this might be the best offer that Washington won’t be able to refuse.