Report: Heat believe they can get John Wall back to All-Star level if acquired in Bradley Beal trade
The Heat are enamored with Beal and would love to get him from the Washington Wizards, who to this point, have no interest in trading the All-Star shooting guard.
Wall, whose supermax contract kicks in next season, could miss the entire 2019-20 campaign recovering from heel and Achilles surgery.
As we reported in early July, that scenario has been seriously discussed inside the Heat and there’s sentiment to do that, because of how much the Heat loves Beal and because of the internal belief that Miami can get Wall back to All-Star level following his ruptured Achilles, which is expected to sideline him this upcoming season.
But the Wizards have shown no inclination to package Beal with Wall in an attempt to purge the final four years and $171 million of Wall’s contract.
John Wall averaged 20.7 points and 8.7 assists in 32 games last season before undergoing his two season-ending surgeries. It’s unknown what type of player the All-Star guard will be when he comes back, but since the Heat have an elite medical staff, they believe they can help Wall return to star form.
Bradley Beal has two years left on his deal. The Wizards have offered him a three-year extension. It’s unknown if Beal will accept the offer or not.
What we do know is Beal is one of the best guards in the league and would make Miami a contender in the Eastern Conference if he’s paired with four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler. In 2020-21, Miami could then have Wall, Beal and Butler as its Big 3 if the Wizards and Heat agree to a trade.
It’s pretty intriguing, that’s for sure.