After having one of the league’s worst records entering the All-Star break, the Washington Wizards were a completely different team and were somehow able to make the playoffs via this year’s NBA play-in tournament in the Eastern Conference. At one point, the Wizards were 14-20, but they finished the year 34-38, winning their way to the 8-seed in the East.
Led by Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook, the Wizards were able to turn around their season, but they are still a far ways away from being anything special come playoff time. This team has some major roster reconstruction to do because outside of their two stars, they have virtually no reliable talents.
Out in the Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies have slowly been building their team with young, highly-talented players and after coming up short of the playoffs last year, they won their way to the 8-seed in the Western Conference and even stole a game on the road in Utah against the 1-seeded Jazz!
This Grizzlies team seems like they are one star player away from being something special, but will they be willing to break up a lot of their roster in order to acquire that star player that they need alongside Ja Morant?
Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report came up with an offseason trade proposal between the Wizards and Grizzlies that would shock the NBA world and send Bradley Beal to Memphis to team up with Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. Is this a trade that could actually happen?
Let’s take a look and see what the return would be for the Wizards if they were to trade Bradley Beal and if this is something to keep an eye on heading into the offseason.