The Washington Wizards have made the playoffs just twice in the last five seasons, which have caused plenty of NBA trade rumors to circulate around their organization— primarily for Bradley Beal. There has been no success as of late with the Wizards and their roster is all over the place with large contracts and young, youthful talent. This could soon provide a real opportunity for teams to capitalize.
There is no question that Washington has a lot of solid options to build with for years to come, but the big question is if these pieces are enough. They have seven players on their roster who are currently under their rookie contracts and with two superstars on the roster in Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal, the Wizards should be a team on the rise right?
Well, not exactly. The Washington Wizards are currently in last place in the NBA and have dealt with plenty of issues this year. With Thomas Bryant out for the year with a torn ACL and with numerous players still out due to health and safety protocols, things are not looking good for the Wizards this season, a team many believed would be a playoff team with Russ and Beal leading the charge. At this rate, they may not even finish with a winning record!
Bradley Beal is a fantastic player and an NBA superstar talent, but does he want to stay with Washington? Beal has not come out and said that he wants to be traded from the Wizards, but he definitely has to be frustrated with his current situation. Because of how bad the Wizards were this past year, Beal was not only snubbed from being an All-Star for the third consecutive season, but he was also left off the All-NBA teams, costing him millions of dollars in a potential contract extension.
Last season, Bradley Beal had one of the most impressive offensive seasons in the NBA as he averaged 30.5 points, 6.1 assists and shot 45.5% from the floor, 35.3% from three-point range. He has consistently been one of the best players on a terrible team and the question needs to be addressed sooner than later: “Does Bradley Beal want to waste the best years of his career losing or does he want to go out and try to win a championship?”
One team that has been linked to Beal for a while now is the Miami Heat and if the opportunity arises, they will be all-in on trying to acquire him from the Wizards. With that being said, let’s take a look at three different trade packages the Heat could offer the Wizards to send Bradley Beal to Miami.