NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Bradley Beal Trade, Warriors' Draft Plans and More
Though the timeline remains unclear, the 2020 NBA offseason is in the not-too-distant horizon. The draft buzz has already been building, and now, the trade buzz is beginning in earnest.
What is perhaps the first concrete trade rumor of the coming offseason involves the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal. Brooklyn is expected to have a healthy Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in 2021 and appears interested in adding Beal to the equation.
"Immersed in their championship window, the Brooklyn Nets are in the market for a third star and have internally discussed avenues of acquiring Wizards guard Bradley Beal," wrote Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Adding the standout shooting guard would make sense for the Nets. It would potentially form a new Big Three, and Beal's long-range shooting—he's shot 45.5 percent from the floor and 35.3 percent from beyond the arc this season—would complement Irving and Durant well.
Of course, the Wizards would have to be willing to deal Beal—a prospect that isn't going to happen, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein.
"There are no Beal Sweepstakes and that's why he re-signed with the Wizards," Bartelstein said, per Adam Zagoria of Forbes.
Beal signed a new two-year extension with Washington back in October. While this would seem to indicate that the Florida product is happy where he is, the future outlook for Washington and the prospect of playing for a ready-made contender could alter his perspective.
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