Dwyane Wade Reacts to Bradley Beal’s Potential Trade to Los Angeles Lakers

Published 01/27/2021, 5:30 AM EST
Dec 29, 2020; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) gestures during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports


The Washington Wizards succumbed to their tenth defeat of the season against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. They now have the worst record in the NBA, which is currently led by Los Angeles Lakers. During the fourth quarter, Bradley Beal cut a sorry figure on the Wizards’ bench.

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He’s had it with them. He is leading the league in scoring with 34.4 points a game, but his team is still rock bottom in the NBA. So that again opened the discussions about a potential trade away from Washington in the twitter-verse.

Various reports are linking him with the LA Lakers. So, fans started calling out their president of basketball operations, Rob Pelinka, to put Beal out of his misery. To this, Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade reacted rather hilariously. Watch for yourself below –

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Does the Bradley Beal trade make sense for the Los Angeles Lakers?

Since Beal plays the shooting guard position, any trade for him would make perfect sense for the Lakers. A trident of Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and Bradley Beal would make them the most formidable team in the NBA. Even a more devastating trio than the one playing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

But the real question comes down to if they have the assets to make a move for Beal. Like James Harden, he would command a significant portion of their current roster, or else the Wizards won’t sign on the deal.

Jan 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates his three-point basket in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Lakers could send away a trade package consisting of Kyle Kuzma, Alex Caruso, and Caldwell-Pope. Or Kuzma, Caruso, and a couple of draft picks. The Wizards will get a defensive jargon in Caruso and a walking bucket in Kuzma.

What are the other potential landing destinations for Beal?

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At this point in time, he may accept an offer to move pretty much anywhere. But a trade to a team like Miami Heat might make more sense. They have the cap space to maneuver, which they were probably saving for Giannis Antetokounmpo. Plus, their young core is more promising.

Jan 26, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reacts to a call during the fourth quarter of a game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

It is unbearable to watch Beal rotting away the prime years of his career in that team. Clearly, the Russell Westbrook-John Wall trade hasn’t worked out for them as they hoped. And it is about time they let Beal off the leash.

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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