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Bradley Beal’s reaction on playing with Jayson Tatum sparks Celtics rumors

Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum, Wizards, Celtics

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal is clearly one of the most coveted guys this offseason. The rumors of him going elsewhere have been swirling throughout the season.

Curiously, the team of his childhood friend Jayson Tatum is also looking to make changes after a string of disappointing exits. The Boston Celtics have already traded guard Kemba Walker, but it’s clear they’re not done making moves.

Beal talked about finally being teammates with Tatum on Team USA and safe to say, he’s pretty pumped up (via Heavy).

“Even from growing up, we’ve never been on the same team, ever. In pick-up, we’re never on the same team. This is definitely exciting for both of us. I’m definitely happy about his growth and excited to see him on the global stage as well as myself and everybody. We have a really good team but Jayson and I have a special relationship and I’m looking forward to it.”

You hearing this, Brad Stevens?

Beal has been linked to almost every team in the NBA, including the Celtics. He admitted the recruiting pitches will continue while he’s with Team USA, but he said his main focus right now is to help defend the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics.

“For the most part, we can’t mix that in right now. We are focused on one goal at hand and that’s bringing back the gold medal. Granted, we all have our respective, individual goals and talents. Once this is done, we can address those issues then.”

One thing going for the Celtics though is that they have the perfect pitchman in Jayson Tatum to try and convince Bradley Beal to come to Beantown and they’ll be spending a lot of time together on Team USA.