Since the 2019 NBA offseason started, rumors have continued to circulate around Bradley Beal and his future with the Washington Wizards. Though Beal hasn’t shown any sign that he is no longer happy in Washington, most people see him as one of the NBA superstars who will be traded next. At this point in his NBA career, Beal will be better off joining a legitimate title contender than wasting his prime on a mediocre team like the Wizards.
Beal may not be able to lead the Wizards to the NBA Finals with their current lineup, but he could still be an incredible addition to teams who are in dire need of additional star power. In his recent article, Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report created a list of blockbuster deals that could further shake up the power balance in the Eastern and Western Conferences. One of the most intriguing trade scenarios involving Beal is the deal that would send him to the Boston Celtics.
In the proposed trade, the Wizards will be sending Bradley Beal and Ish Smith to the Celtics in exchange for Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown, and future draft picks. The Wizards and the Celtics will have to wait until mid-December to push through with the deal since Smith just signed a new contract in the 2019 NBA free agency period. If the trade becomes a reality, it will not only be beneficial for the Celtics but also for the Wizards, especially if they finally decide to undergo a rebuilding process.