The Brooklyn Nets want to make sure that when Kevin Durant comes back healthy, he and Kyrie Irving have all the weapons needed to make the team a championship contender in the Eastern Contender.
The New York Daily News reported on Thursday that the Nets have had “internal discussions” about a trade for Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal.
The Wizards are clearly high on Beal being with the franchise, which is why they inked him to a two-year, $72 million extension before the 2019-20 season.
Immersed in their championship window, the Brooklyn Nets are in the market for a third star and have internally discussed avenues of acquiring Wizards guard Bradley Beal, the Daily News has learned.
“It’s unclear whether Beal will become available, though his circumstances have prompted speculation. The two-way guard is among the league’s highest-paid players and on a Wizards team with a low ceiling. He signed a two-year, $72 million extension last year that quelled trade rumors but Washinton (24-40) is again lottery-bound.”
Without Wall on the team due to injury, Beal was having a great year as he was averaging 30.5 PPG, 6.1 APG, and 4.2 RPG in 57 games.
The likelihood the Wizards would trade him are slim and the franchise will push for a return to the postseason next year rather than breaking up their star back-court.