NBA superstar Bradley Beal has a loyalty to the Washington Wizards that cannot be denied. He was drafted by the franchise and has not tried to force himself out of town. Actually, it has been quite the opposite.
Beal has been in D.C. through the good times and the bad. Along with John Wall, Beal created a duo that was built to compete in the Eastern Conference. Injuries derailed the direction of the team and Wall was eventually sent to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Russell Westbrook. This duo has not worked out and the Wizards are currently 13th in the conference at 17-29.
Despite the lack of success, Beal has shut down all trade rumors. Regardless, he has remained a fixture in NBA trade rumors due to the bigger picture surrounding his situation with the Wizards.
Beal is scoring 31.3 points per game this season, which leads the league. He has seen great individual success and of course, was a hot topic leading up to the NBA trade deadline. In fact, the attention will surely only grow on his inclusion in NBA trade rumors as the offseason approaches.
There will be a long time before the Wizards put it together and compete, even in a weak Eastern Conference. Beal is the biggest trade piece in the organization which means the Wizards could completely go in a different direction and get a huge return.
If Bradley Beal is on the market in the offseason, there will be plenty of teams interested in the superstar. Here are three teams that could be in on Beal once the season is over.