Skip to main content

NBA Rumors: Wizards Want To Pair Domantas Sabonis With Bradley Beal

  • Author:
  • Publish date:
NBA Rumors: Wizards Want To Pair Domantas Sabonis With Bradley Beal

Domantas Sabonis is one of the most underrated big men in the league. The power forward has averaged 18.9 PPG, 11.9 RPG, and 4.7 APG on the season, and he's well-known for his finishing near the basket and his playmaking.

It was previously reported that the Indiana Pacers would be entering a rebuilding period and trading veterans such as Caris LeVert and Domantas Sabonis. It seems as though one of the suitors for Sabonis' services will be the Washington Wizards.

Washington Wizards insider Quinton Mayo has recently revealed that the Wizards plan to be aggressive at the trade deadline, with their "sight set" on Domantas Sabonis. Mayo added that Sabonis has "received a ringing endorsement" from Bradley Beal and others "within the Wizards organization".

Expect Washington to approach the trade deadline aggressively with their sights set on Indiana Pacers star big man, Domantas Sabonis. Sabonis has received a ringing endorsement from Beal, and others, within the Wizards organization due to his skill set, possible fit within head coach Wes Unseld Jr.’s system, contract flexibility, and age, sources tell me. Sabonis, 25, is currently in year two of a 4-year, $74.9 million contract. Hachimura and/or Avdija would have to be included in said deal, I’d imagine, as well as cap fillers, and some draft capital. 

It remains to be seen if the Wizards will indeed trade for Domantas Sabonis. Sabonis and Beal would be a great one-two punch and would fit well together. The Washington Wizards were also linked with some other players ahead of the trade deadline, such as Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant.

The Washington Wizards had a hot start but now look like a play-in tournament team. If they do get Domantas Sabonis though, they will be a much better squad, and we'll see if that ends up happening at the deadline or beforehand.