Bradley Beal is one of the biggest trade candidates in the NBA right now. However, the Washington Wizards are better off keeping their homegrown star, rather than trading him and embarking on a severe rebuilding project.
There is merit behind the Wizards potentially trading Beal, especially if he rejects the three-year extension worth roughly $112 million that’s on the table. He’s one of the best wings in the NBA, and the Wizards missed the playoffs last season and don’t project to drastically improve next season with John Wall set to miss the entire campaign.
Beal is coming off the most productive season of his career. Averaging a career-high 25.6 points, 5.5 assists, and 5.0 rebounds, he was the Wizards’ No. 1 source of offense and one of the most productive players in the sport. He can score off the dribble, is a dependable outside shooter, and can hit crunch-time shots.