Report: Nets exploring ways to trade for Bradley Beal
The Brooklyn Nets are interested in acquiring a third star player to pair with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving this offseason, and one name to keep an eye on is Bradley Beal.
The Nets have had internal discussions about potential ways they could acquire Beal, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports. While the Washington Wizards have not yet indicated whether or not they will entertain trade offers for Beal, the star guard is set to make $29 million next season on a team that is just 24-40 this year.
Beal, 26, has elevated his game since John Wall suffered a torn Achilles last year. Beal is averaging a career-high 30.5 points per game this season, and he clearly is not getting the recognition he deserves. He made it known that he was upset over not being selected for the All-Star Game, so it would not be a shock if he ends up wanting to be traded. However, he said back in March that he will not demand a trade and wants to remain with Washington.
The Nets could make some significant moves this offseason, as they are searching for a new head coach and Kyrie Irving has already hinted that he is unhappy with the team’s roster.