Report: Wizards won’t even discuss Bradley Beal trade with other teams
Bradley Beal is one of the most valuable players in the NBA. He possesses incredible talent, plays a style that’d fit nearly every situation, is locked into his contract for next season and is just 27.
Plenty of teams want to trade for him.
With the Wizards just 3-11 and Beal frustrated, some of those teams might even think they have a chance of landing him.
But not so much after they call Washington.
The Wizards don’t want to trade Beal. They have a star to build around, and the longer he stays, the more opportunities they have to assemble the right supporting cast. This a franchise predisposed not to take a step back.
That might change if Beal requests a trade. But he said he’d never do that. Even after experiencing the frustration of losing, he said he’d finish his career in Washington if he can control it.
Beal has occasionally hinted at leaving, but he has been far more resolute about staying. As long as that loyalty continues – and it has through some tough times already – the Wizards will reciprocate.