5 players the Washington Wizards may try to trade away in the 2019 offseason

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1. Bradley Beal

After failing to make the 2018-19 All-NBA Teams, Bradley Beal is not eligible for a super-max contract from the Washington Wizards. With that being said, he is still set to earn roughly $27.1 million next season followed by around $28.8 million in the 2020-21 season.

If John Wall were to miss the entirety of next season, the duo of Wall and Beal would only have one more season left with both under contract before Beal could test free agency in the summer of 2021. With Beal coming off of an incredible season, averaging 25.6 points, 5.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game while shooting 35.1 percent from deep, his trade value is extremely high right now.

Still just 25 years old, Washington could get an overwhelming offer from a team looking to trade for a superstar this summer. If the Wizards think it is time to blow it up and rebuild, trading away Beal for a plethora of assets could be a good way to go.

If a team like the Los Angeles Lakers strike out on acquiring Anthony Davis this offseason, baiting them with Bradley Beal as a consolation prize could be very intriguing. Although the Wizards could not get the same package of assets as the New Orleans Pelicans could get for Davis, it wouldn’t be far off.

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The Washington Wizards could presumably trade Bradley Beal away for several young, promising players, plus a couple of nice draft picks. Regardless of what happens with John Wall, the Wizards should shop Bradley Beal and see what they can get for him.