Beal or No Beal, Four Possible Trade Destinations for the Star Guard

Obviously Bradley Beal is not going to work out in Washington, not to his own fault but the writing is on the walls. The 27 year old guard out of UF has been having his best season of his career with 33 points per game 4.6 assists 5.2 rebounds and a steal and a half a game. He is also shooting it efficiently from the field with a True Shooting percentage of 59.3% and a Player Efficiency Rating of 25, which is 4th amongst guards in the NBA. Here are some possible trades I have cooked up that help both sides. Denver Nuggets

Bradley Beal gets swapped for Michael Porter Jr., Garry Harris, JaMychal Green, 2022 1st round pick and 2024 1st round pick From the Nuggets side I love this trade, they become even better in a tough western conference. It might be hard to get rid of MPJ cus of his huge potential but Beal is good right now and that is what they need with Jokic in his prime and Murray coming off of one the best post season runs we’ve seen in awhile. From the Wizards point of view this is a pretty good haul back for a superstar that probably would leave them if he could. They get a young guy who has shown a lot of promise coming off an injury in college. It’s gonna be hard to get Denver to let him go but it’s worthwhile to make this deal happen. They get two first rounders which might not be the best but by 2024 you never know what could happen. Also Garry Harris to help fill their void at shooting guard and JaMychal Green who has been plying well this year. Portland Trailblazers Bradley Beal and Robin Lopez sent to Portland for C.J. McCollum, Gary Trent Jr., Zach Collins and a 2022 first round pick One of my favorite trades, just because I would love to see Dame and Beal absolutely cook every other back court in the league. If you are the Trailblazers I know they love C.J. but I think you have to do this trade in a heartbeat. It will get them over that hump that Lillard can’t do all alone. From Washington’s side this is a pretty good return and is less of a rebuilding move than the Denver trade. McCollum can help them stay somewhat relevant in the East but they will still be getting a young Gary Trent who has shown what he can do in McCollum’s absence. A first rounder and Zach Collins who hasn’t been able to show much of what he can do but still has potential to be a nice player. Atlanta Hawks Bradley Beal and Rui Hachimura for John Collins, Deandre Hunter, Onyeka Okongwu, Tony Snell, a 2021 first round pick and a 2023 first round pick I think this is the trade that helps both teams get better. Atlanta will receive a superstar that they can pair alongside Trae Young and keep a lot of their pieces. The Hawks do have to trade John Collins, who’s rookie contract is up after this season anyway, but they get back Rui who has shown he is a good player and has a lot of potential. Hawks also get to keep Cam Reddish who looks to be the staple of this team’s defense for a long time. Washington gets back a great return with some young pieces in Collins and Hunter that’ll help them win games and Okongwu who has tons of potential, plus an additional two first rounders.

New Orleans Pelicans Bradley Beal swapped for Eric Bledsoe, Kira Lewis Jr., Jaxson Hayes, 2022, 2024, 2026 first round picks FULL REBUILD MODE!! This isn’t a bad trade for the Wizards if they want to go full build for the future mode but that would probably include trading Westbrook as well. Washington would get back Bledsoe who is a very good player on any team plus two guys who I think can be stars given the right opportunity in Hayes and Lewis Jr. also receiving three firsts is never a bad thing. This would complete the Pelicans by taking the load off of Zion and Ingram to score all the points and would even help Lonzo play better by being able to dish the ball to another scorer.


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