Bradley Beal Trade Rumors Take Another Big Twist, Russell Westbrook Becomes Major Factor

Published 07/26/2021, 2:51 PM EDT
Dec 26, 2020; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) stands on the court with Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) against the Orlando Magic in the second quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


The Washington Wizards have some of the most valuable assets going around. Bradley Beal is a popular name, and the star is rumored to be on his way out. After a successful season with the Wizards, many teams have shown interest in Beal. Should he opt for a move out with the NBA Draft coming soon, it is fair to say that transfer mayhem is on the cards.

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Warriors, Celtics among those interested in Beal

Recent reports have claimed that the Golden State Warriors are keenly keeping an eye on the Beal situation. Star trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green have apparently asked the Warriors staff to look for quality players over rising talent in the upcoming draft. With the Warriors always looking to strengthen the attack, they will be monitoring Bradley Beal closely.

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Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics would love an attacker who can deliver 25+ points consistently. As per latest insiders, the men in green would welcome Beal with open arms. Provided the 28-year-old is available, Boston may go all in. Apart from the obvious ones, the 76ers and Atlanta Hawks are also outer targets for Beal.

Russell Westbrook to play key role in Bradley Beal ouster

Apr 17, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) celebrates with Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) after a call against the Detroit Pistons during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Bradley Beal averaged 31.3 points in the regular season of 2020-21, and stood 2nd in the league for the same. For most of the year, Beal looked unstoppable.The 2012 Round-1 pick from Missouri possesses an innate ability to find gaps in the opposition defense, and exploit them to perfection. However, a player is just as good as his team.

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In a sensational revelation, fresh reports have claimed that Beal’s position in the side will be affected by teammate Russell Westbrook. The 32-year-old formed a deadly duo with Beal, and now holds the key to where Beal plays next season. Provided Westbrook gets traded by the Wizards, Bradley Beal may potentially consider leaving the franchise, as per Keith Pompey.

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Will we see Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal on the same side next season? With teams ready to pounce from everywhere, it will be an eye-catching off-season. Where do you see both the players ending up?  Have your say in the comments.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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