Bradley Beal has been one of the top talents in the league for years now, but he seems to often go unnoticed with the Wizards because they usually finish near the bottom of the league standings. Last season, Beal was snubbed from the All-Star Game and All-NBA selection after averaging 30.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and shooting 45.5% from the floor, but that wasn’t the case this season.
The 28-year-old shooting guard made his third All-Star appearance of his career during the 2020-21 season and he also was named to the All-NBA Third Team this year for the first-time in his career after averaging 31.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and shooting 48.5% from the floor.
Finishing just 0.7 points per game behind Stephen Curry for the scoring title this past year, Bradley Beal is already one of the league’s best scorers and he is only getting better. With Beal in his prime though and playing the best basketball of his career, will he look to take his talents somewhere else?
He is under contract with the Washington Wizards through the 2022-23 season due to a $37.2M player option for the final year of his current contract, but there have been ongoing trade rumors involving Bradley Beal for the last year or so. At times, Beal has looked frustrated on this Wizards’ roster, but with the addition of Russell Westbrook ahead of the 2020-21 season, he may finally have found another superstar talent to help this franchise out.
Beal and Westbrook made up one of the better backcourt duos in the entire league this past season and they could very well look to continue their success moving forward, but this will not stop teams from calling the Wizards and inquiring about Bradley Beal’s availability.
Washington has made their intentions to keep the All-Star guard clear, but the Boston Celtics are a team that has a ton of assets to potentially offer up for him. Can the Celtics make a realistic offer for Bradley Beal this offseason, potentially creating the biggest blockbuster trade this summer?