Bradley Beal’s agent strongly reacts to Nets trade rumor
However, Beal’s agent doesn’t see a trade going down:
“There are no Beal sweepstakes, and that’s why he re-signed with the Wizards,” Mark Bartelstein said in a recent phone interview with Dalton Trigg of Sports Illustrated.
“Brad re-signed with the Wizards because he wanted to stay in Washington, and the Wizards wanted to keep him there.”
Beal signed a lucrative two-year extension with Washington before the 2019-20 season started. He’s one of the best players in the NBA, and the Wizards would be foolish to part ways with him unless the Nets or some other team basically offers the house for the Florida product.
In 57 games in 2019-20 for the Wizards before the season was suspended due to COVID-19, Beal was averaging 30.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.1 assists per contest while shooting 45.5 percent from the field, 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 84.2 percent from the free-throw line.
Beal was set to make $27,093,019 in 2019-20 before the season was suspended. The sharpshooter will make $28,751,775 whenever the 2020-21 campaign starts.
It doesn’t really make sense for the Wizards to trade Beal unless they can move All-Star point guard John Wall as well and embark on a full rebuild. By all accounts, the Wizards aim to be competitive in 2020-21, and the only way that is going to happen is if both Wall and Beal are playing.