Washington has turned away trade calls for Wizards’ Bradley Beal
With Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall done for the year after undergoing season-ending surgery on his heel, some believe Washington should trade Bradley Beal and embark on a rebuild.
However, it doesn’t appear the Wizards are going to do that, as they have reportedly batted away calls about Beal.
I honestly am not totally sure of how they’re going to play this. They have feelers out there for some guys, including Otto Porter. From everything I’ve heard, they’ve batted away calls about Beal. And they should be in no rush to deal an All-Star with three years left on his deal playing his best basketball ever.
Bradley Beal is indeed playing the best basketball of his NBA career now that he’s the main guy in Washington. The All-Star guard is averaging 24.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game for the Wizards while shooting 47.3 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free-throw line.
The Wizards entered Thursday with a record of 18-26, good for 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings. Washington is just 2.5 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.
It looks like the brass in the nation’s capital is going to hold onto Bradley Beal unless they receive a grand trade package.