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Simmons' NSFW take on massive Warriors-Beal trade proposal

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Bradley Beal is the NBA's leading scorer so far this season, and the sharpshooter continues to be considered a potential trade target of many contending teams around the league, the Warriors among them.

The Ringer's Jonathan Tjarks proposed a sizable potential trade offer the Warriors could send to the Washington Wizards for Beal, with No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman, Kelly Oubre, and the Minnesota Timberwolves' 2021 first-round draft pick all heading to the nation's capital in exchange for the two-time NBA All-Star guard.

Bill Simmons discussed Tjarks' proposal on the latest episode of "The Bill Simmons Podcast," and believes the Warriors could be giving up too much in that hypothetical deal.

"Whether Golden State would have to throw anything else in that I don't know, I personally think that's a f--king s--tload for Beal," Simmons said.

Beal's name has been mentioned in trade discussions for months, especially after John Wall was traded to the Houston Rockets for Russell Westbrook. The Miami Heat have been reported as a team looking to make a sizable offer for Beal as well.

Minnesota's 2021 draft pick, which the Warriors acquired in the Andrew Wiggins trade last February, is top-three protected this season and unprotected in 2022.

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Simmons believes that a lesser offer from the Warriors might be enough to pry Beal away from Washington.

"I love Wiseman, I feel like if the Wiz could pull off Wiseman and that Minnesota pick, that might be enough for me," Simmons said. "And my question is, if you're Golden State, do you do that? Because you have Wiseman, who has a chance I think to be an All-NBA center, I really think he's going to get there at some point in his career. And you have that Minny pick, that's the No. 1 team I'd want in the West to have their first-round pick, I have those two assets, I might be able to extend the dynasty anyway."

 

There will be no shortage of suggested trade packages for Beal over the coming months, and a trio of Steph Curry, Beal and a healthy Klay Thompson sounds like a pretty lethal combo.

But as Simmons emphasized, we aren't anywhere close to seeing Wiseman's full potential, and he's still been one of, if not the best rookie in the NBA so far this season.

Beal would be a tremendous addition, but general manager Bob Myers isn't likely to give up on Wiseman this early in his NBA career.

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