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RUMORS: Bradley Beal’s newfound friendship with All-Star guard could factor offseason decision

Bradley Beal, Zach LaVine, Bulls, Wizards, Billy Donovan, Team USA

Washington Wizards main man Bradley Beal continues to be in the middle of a tug of war among teams yearning to get his services. Beal is reportedly disgruntled over the way things are going with the Wizards and is expected to seek a trade real soon.

Beal has had many suitors, even during the past season when he was already rumored to be included in a midseason trade. The high-scoring guard jumping to another squad might finally happen this offseason, and it’s possible that he’ll join another high-scoring guard.

Beal’s newfound friendship with Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine has sparked rumors that he could move to the Windy City. They have forged a bond in Team USA, being two of the earlier commits to the squad after their early exits in their NBA campaign. When asked about LaVine, Beal only had nice things to say (via Heavy).

“Pure talent. He is an underrated guard in our league, all of our peers know that. I love going against him too, because we know each other’s moves. We know each other’s counters and so on.

Then there’s also Bulls coach Billy Donovan, who was Beal’s coach at Florida. Beal has always supported Donovan, and playing for him again would be a convenient choice. After all, he wouldn’t be in the NBA without his former mentor’s guidance.

As of now, Bradley Beal is focused on helping Team USA win the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. But don’t be surprised if some sleuth deals are already being made.