Washington Wizards star guard Bradley Beal will be in high demand this offseason, as he prepares to embark on his new contract extension. His name has been a constant in trade rumors for quite some time, and that won’t change soon.
Beal is just 27, and the Wizards could recoup a significant return if they trade him prior to the 2020-21 season, instead of at the trade deadline. He has proven to be one of the NBA’s most dynamic scorers— averaging 30.5 points per game last season.
A trade of Beal would signal a shift toward a rebuild in Washington, which is likely needed. The Wizards have tried to contend with Beal and John Wall for years, but Washington simply hasn’t had enough success in recent years.
Beal’s new contract is guaranteed through the end of the 2022 season, and he holds a player option for 2022-23 when he can either elect free agency or opt-in for $37.2 million.
Let’s take a look at five potential teams who could make a push for Bradley Beal and his upcoming extension.