NBA Analyst Believes LA Lakers and Clippers Would ‘Love’ to Get Involved in Bradley Beal Trade

Published 01/29/2021, 5:00 AM EST
Jan 26, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports


The future of Bradley Beal remains one of the hottest topics in the NBA. Over the last few seasons, Beal has elevated his game to the next level, but the Wizards are still struggling to keep up with their superstar. One can only imagine, if Beal was on a contender team, he could be on his way to winning the first ring of the career.

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So far this season, Beal is averaging 35.4 points while playing nearly 36 minutes a game. Despite Beal’s monstrous numbers, the Wizards are dead last in the league with just three wins. Although the 27-year-old has denied all rumors of him requesting a trade, how long can he keep up these performances?

Adrian Wojnarowski discusses potential trade suitors for Bradley Beal

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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

In the latest episode of ESPN’s “The Jump,” renowned NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski revealed his thoughts about the future of Beal with the Wizards. He said:

“There’s not a team in the league who wouldn’t love to find a way to add Bradley Beal… I think for teams like Golden State or the Denvers, teams who have assets who are contenders when they’re healthy… Now I’m not saying they’re going to do it, but you look at those teams and say ‘they have enough to get in the conversation.’

Along with Denver and Golden State, Woj further stated that both the LA teams would be interested in landing the Wizards’ superstar. He said:

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“And that’s going to be the decision for teams all over the league. Of course the Lakers and Clippers would love to be able to get involved in that, but do they have the draft picks? Do they have the young players it would take that would top a package from some other teams? Maybe not.”

As Woj said, any team in the entire league would love to have Brad Beal play for them. But at the end of the day, it comes down to which teams actually have a shot at landing him. Additionally, Beal has openly stated that he wants to stay with Washington and win it for the city.

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What do you think about Bradley Beal? Is he wasting his prime years with a poor franchise? Or does he have a shot at winning some hardware for the organization?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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