Another dip into trade rumor season brings us to Bradley Beal. While many fans will try to imagine where he fits the best, this is about figuring things out for the Washington Wizards.
Whenever a team makes the decision to move on from a generational talent before they hit free agency, they do so in hopes of setting themselves up for the next steps of the rebuild.
Therefore, today we will be looking at six blockbuster NBA trades for Bradley Beal that would help the Washington Wizards rebuild.
NBA Trades: 6 blockbuster Bradley Beal trades for the Wizards to rebuild
Right now is the hardest part for the Wizards fans. They have solid young pieces on the roster already. Deni Avdija is becoming a transformational defensive force in his second season. Rui Hachimura has not been progressing towards a return and was impressive last we saw him. Daniel Gafford was a revelation post-trade.
But until Beal is either extended or gone, the franchise is in limbo.
Some of the trades will speed things up for the team faster than others. That is part of the fun for the Wizards. While their leverage as an organization is waning by the day, for the time being, they call the shots.
If they trade him before the deadline they do not have to worry about the potential sign and trade complications this summer or paying out a supermax contract for Beal when the franchise is at the competitive level they currently are. So, what are their options?