Brian Windhorst says Lakers should target Bradley Beal if they strike out in free agency
Windhorst believes the Lakers should pivot to a Beal trade with the Wizards if they can’t get Leonard, KD or Irving:
Brian Windhorst discussing the possibility of the Lakers trading the fourth pick + another young player for Bradley Beal is very interesting. I think Beal would be a great fit for LA. pic.twitter.com/wmuxOnOXn7
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) May 23, 2019
Beal is one of the best guards in the league and would fit well next to Lakers star LeBron James. The two-time All-Star averaged 25.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists this season while shooting 47.5 percent from the field, 35.1 percent beyond the arc, and 80.8 percent from the free-throw line.
When James collapses the paint on his drives to the basket, Beal would be wide open beyond the 3-point line. Plus, defenses can’t help off Beal since he’s an elite shooter. That would create more driving lanes for LeBron.
Beal will make $27,093,019 next season. The Lakers have to get another All-Star next to James if they want to make the playoffs in 2020. LeBron will turn 35 in December. The Purple and Gold already wasted a year of having The King. They can’t afford to waste another.