Throughout the 19-20 season, Bradley Beal has seemed to grow frustrated with the current situation in Washington and it has been reported that his departure from the Wizards this coming offseason would be inevitable.
There was a recent report of the Brooklyn Nets showing interest in acquiring a third star in Bradley Beal in hopes of having the best scoring trio in the league and make an even bigger push for a championship.
Here are some advantages and disadvantages the Nets would get out of a Bradley Beal trade, and the most hypothetical trade to occur:
Nets Receive: Bradley Beal
Wizards Receive: Spencer Dinwiddie, Deandre Jordan, Garrett Temple, 2020 protected Nets first-round pick
With the acquisition of Bradley Beal, there is no doubt that Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Bradley Beal will be the best and most unstoppable scoring trio in the entire NBA. With the absence of John Wall, Bradley Beal led the entire eastern conference is PPG (30.5) and is second in the league only to James Harden (34.4). In hopes of hiring a new head coach, the Nets definitely will not have a problem on the offensive end with this trio.
Bradley Beal is considered one of the worst defensive players in the NBA, and with the departure of Deandre Jordan, the Nets will definitely lose much needed big men who are aggressive on the boards and on defense. Due to Beal’s huge contract, there is almost no way of avoiding a Dinwiddie-Jordan package, who are the two highest-paid players on the Nets aside from Irving and Durant.
If Jordan gets traded, The Nets would definitely need to make a push in free agency for someone like DeMarcus Cousins or Serge Ibaka in order to compete with the other top Eastern Conference teams. The 76ers have Embiid, the Bucks have Giannis, and the Raptors have Siakam, all superstar caliber big men.
Despite Bradley Beal’s agent claiming that a trade isn’t likely to occur, there have been signs all season of Beal becoming frustrated with his position in Washington, and who knows what the offseason will bring. If Sean Marks wants to acquire another star, he has the pieces to make it happen.
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