Wizards Notes: Beal, Wagner, Bonga, Stewart

Bradley Beal‘s agent is downplaying a report that the Nets have had “internal discussions” about trading for the star guard, writes Adam Zagoria of Forbes.

“There are no Beal sweepstakes and that’s why he re-signed with the Wizards,” Mark Bartelstein said. “Brad re-signed with the Wizards because he wanted to stay in Washington and the Wizards wanted to keep him there.”

Beal agreed to a two-year extension in October that will keep him under contract through the end of the 2021/22 season. It also includes a $37.26MM player option for 2022/23.

There’s more from Washington, D.C.:

  • Fred Katz of The Athletic looks back at 10 storylines he set for the team during preseason to see how they panned out. Among his findings are that former Lakers Moritz Wagner and Isaac Bonga have both been valuable additions, Thomas Bryant has been slowed by injuries and still hasn’t developed into a rim protector, Troy Brown has improved as a ballhandler and shooter and coach Scott Brooks appears more likely than ever to make it to the end of his contract next season. Katz believes the team’s most significant decisions were to hold onto Beal and impending free agent Davis Bertans.
  • Chase Hughes of NBC Sports continues his look at potential Wizards draft picks with University of Washington power forward/center Isaiah Stewart. Hughes believes Stewart could be an effective back-up big man behind Bryant and Rui Hachimura, but he doesn’t have the athleticism or enough of a complete game to justify being taken with a top-10 pick.
  • Playing five more regular season games, which has been suggested in some circles, probably wouldn’t be enough to give the Wizards a shot at the playoffs, Hughes tweets. At 24-40, Washington was in ninth place when the hiatus began, five-and-a-half games out of the eighth spot.
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20 thoughts on “Wizards Notes: Beal, Wagner, Bonga, Stewart

    • Terrodan01720

      Plus jarett allen, levert is injury prone a dinwiddie is a good sixth man that alone doesn’t get you an all nba type player

  1. Sillivan

    How about this?
    Tyler Herro + Duncan Robinson + Kelly Olynyk
    Cut costs for Wizards

    • Appalachian_Outlaw

      For Beal?! That’s not even remotely close. They’re not just going to dump their best player to cut costs.

      Hypothetically, even if they were looking to trim payroll, Wall would be the guy they’d probably want to move. With all his question marks, I’m not even sure that package would net you him.

        • wagner13

          Washington’s not going to relinquish their entire draft future just to terminate a bad contract

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    Beal ain’t going nowhere. Only way is
    If Wiz season goes south. And then it will take a HAUL. Allen, Dinwiddie, LaVert plus 2 #1 picks. Maybe, they will be an auction. A few teams will be in on this.

  3. mlbnyyfan

    Why did Beal sign the 2 yr extension unless he loves playing in Washington. He could of gotten a Max deal somewhere else eventually.

  4. phillyballers

    There could be several landing spots. Some very good backcourts could be made by trading for Beal.

    Nets – Dinwidde + LaVert/Prince + Temple.
    LAL – Entire Roster (not enticing).
    SAS – DeRozan & Pick(s).
    Nuggets – Harris & Barton.
    Kings – Hield & Parker.
    Pels – Redick, Ball, Miller + Pick(s).

    Certainly would make for an interesting offseason.

  5. Simmons>Russ

    If Beal ever becomes a real trade candidate which I can’t see happening any time soon he’s going to cost a lot.

    Firstly zero chance the Knicks get him cause they have nothing valueable.

    As for some trade ideas…
    Nets- Dinwiddie+LeVert+Allen+ a first = Beal
    Nuggets- Harris+Porter+ a first = Beal
    Pelicans- Ingram+Hart+Hayes = Beal
    Celtics- Brown+2 firsts = Beal
    Kings- Heild+Bagley+ a first = Beal
    Sixers- JRich+Harris+ a first = Beal

  6. Skip, Tampa

    John Wall will be on the trade block long before Beal will be for the Wizards.
    Hawks could pull off a Beal trade deal.
    Collins, Capella, Reddish, 2020 1st, 2022 1st.
    Rui moves to SF.
    2020 1st Hawks, Reddish for a Dinwiddie and Wall backcourt.
    Not very likely but still intriguing just the same.

    • wagner13

      That would be an overpay and lateral move for the Hawks. Their frontcourt would be depleted without both Collins and Capela

  7. wagner13

    Why would Beal’s agent be privy to the Nets’ front office inquiries if they’re INTERNAL discussions?

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