Washington Wizards Land Harrison Barnes In Major Trade Scenario

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The Washington Wizards made a huge commitment this NBA offseason to Bradley Beal. He was essentially given the keys to the franchise, agreeing to a five-year supermax contract worth $251 million.

Not only did Beal receive a contract worth a quarter-billion dollars, but the contract has a 15 percent trade kicker and a full no-trade clause. For better or worse, the Wizards and Beal are committed to each other for the foreseeable future and if the relationship sours, Beal has full control over where he will end up in a trade.

Now that they have Beal locked in, management needs to figure out ways to continue upgrading the roster. They aren’t capped out for a few years, so making trades is the only way for them to add some talent to the team.

Washington is reportedly in the running for Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz, but they may not have enough to make a serious run at him. Washington is hamstrung when it comes to draft capital because of the protections on the 2023 first-round pick that the New York Knicks now own.

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But, they can still make some incremental changes by adding solid veteran pieces. One player that could appeal to them is Harrison Barnes of the Sacramento Kings.

What would a deal between the Kings and Wizards look like? Let’s take a look at a hypothetical trade that accomplishes that.