Bradley Beal rumors: Wizards have yet to make guard available in trade talks

first_imgBeal, 26, averaged 25.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 82 games for the Wizards last season. He shot 47.5% from the field and 35.1% from 3-point range. According to an earlier report from the Washington Post, “there is a growing belief that Beal will not remain in Washington for his entire career,” and the team could consider moving him if he does not sign the new deal. “I’d be naive to say I wouldn’t be (interested in extension talks),” Beal told the Post this summer. “Washington is where I’ve been the last seven years, going on eight. It would be great to play in one place forever. But at the same time, you want to win and make sure you’re in a position to do so.”The Heat have reportedly inquired about a potential trade for Beal and they might consider taking back John Wall, as well. Wall ruptured his Achilles in February and he’s unlikely to return in 2019-20. The Wizards appear set to hold onto Bradley Beal for at least a little while longer. Washington has yet to make the 26-year-old guard available in trade talks, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources.  Wizards tab Tommy Sheppard as GM, add Sashi Brown to front office Dwight Howard on returning to Lakers: ‘None of that stuff in the past even really matters to me’ The Wizards finished last season with a 32-50 record and they’re not expected to be in playoff contention in 2019-20, either. The Wizards have reportedly offered Beal, who has two seasons remaining on his current contract, a three-year, $110 million max extension, which he has until Oct. 21 to accept. “He’s got two years left on his deal … and we are going to have to show him,” Washington general manager Tommy Sheppard told ESPN in late July. “We need to show him that we are about building this the right way. … We are going to surround him with guys he wants to play with.” Related News Wizards’ John Wall rips notion he signed ‘worst contract in NBA history’last_img