After trading for Russell Westbrook in the offseason, many expected the Washington Wizards to be a playoff team, but they have been dreadfully bad this year. Westbrook is averaging just below a triple-double this year and Bradley Beal currently leads the NBA in scoring, but overall, this team is not good. That’s a key reason why they are a team to watch in NBA trade rumors.
Losing center Thomas Bryant for the season due to a torn ACL does not help, nor does the fact that over half of their team have dealt with COVID related issues, but overall, the lack of talent on this team have made them a bottom-tier team and unless they make a significant move at the trade deadline, they are destined for less than 25-wins this year.
The frustrations of Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook are very noticeable as well. Bradley Beal has tried to keep his emotions in check throughout this season, but at times, it is very noticeable that Beal is frustrated with the Wizards, which is not good for this organization.
He is one of the best shooting guards in this league and if the Wizards lose him, then they are heading for a multi-year rebuild once again. They have made it their goal to get Bradley Beal the supporting cast he needs, which is why Washington could make a big trade near the trade deadline as a “last ditch effort” to keep Beal long-term.
The Indiana Pacers have made themselves a contending team in the Eastern Conference, but for the right offer, they could be willing to move on from Myles Turner. The 24-year old center is one of the best shot-blockers in the entire league, but his inconsistent play offensively has hurt the Pacers at times this season.
Could Washington offer up enough to convince the Pacers to trade Myles Turner? Let’s take a look at a potential trade that would land the shot-blocking center in Washington D.C.