Both the New Orleans Pelicans and Washington Wizards are rebuilding teams who have a few NBA seasons before they could compete. For one side, the process could be sped up with a trade for a standout like Bradley Beal while the other needs to put together a plan for the future.
The Pelicans are the team that could have their process expedited. They signed Brandon Ingram to a long-term extension during the offseason. The franchise has made it clear that Ingram and Zion Williamson are the future moving forward.
This gives them a core to build around as they try to unload some veteran players. New Orleans sent Jrue Holiday to the Milwaukee Bucks and players like J.J. Redick and Eric Bledsoe could be next. If the team acquires a star, their rebuild could speed up quickly.
This is where Washington comes into play. The Wizards already made a big splash when they sent John Wall to Houston in exchange for Russell Westbrook. It’s early, but that just simply hasn’t panned out, so far.
There is a chance for the team to completely rebuild around their new point guard by sending Bradley Beal to the Pelicans. The Wizards are in a position where they need to just cut ties with certain players and head in a completely different direction.
This trade would excite the fans’ in New Orleans even more about the future. This might even give them hope for the present. Let’s take a look and see how this trade might happen.