The Washington Wizards locked in on one goal this summer. That was to retain franchise cornerstone, Bradley Beal. Once they got that done and gave him the richest contract in NBA history, it’s time to possibly build a good team around him.
Per Sam Amico of Hoopswire.com, the Washington Wizards could make a “major push” to land Durant this offseason.
“Several sources even have told Hoops Wire to keep an eye on the Wizards, who could make a major push,” Amico writes. “Durant is a DC product, too. He may not be upset about playing at home alongside Bradley Beal.”
Durant likely wouldn’t push back against heading to the Wizards with the Phoenix Suns now potentially out of the sweepstakes. Teaming up with Beal to bring the Wizards back to the playoffs could also be pretty enticing to Durant.
The Wizards would have a hard time coming up with the assets in order to lure Durant, especially if they want to pair him with All-Star guard Bradley Beal. They would almost certainly have to get a third team involved while parting ways with some young talent.
Basically, they can look at what Utah got for Rudy Gobert and be ready to give even more than that.