Wizards star Bradley Beal is expected to use this weekend to continue pondering his future with the franchise, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Beal has been “on the fence” about his future with Washington at times, Charania notes. Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer first reported that Beal had been pondering a trade request, adding that any call for a move would likely come before Thursday’s draft.
The 28-year-old Beal recently finished his ninth season with the team, averaging a career-high 31.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.
Here are some other notes from The Athletic’s story:
- The Lakers are expected to express interest in Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Spencer Dinwiddie, Charania reports. A previous report from Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times indicated that the three guards have interest in joining L.A.
- The Mavericks have prioritized re-signing veteran free agent Tim Hardaway Jr., Charania notes. Hardway is coming off a stellar campaign with Dallas, averaging 16.6 points per game on 39% shooting from three-point range.
- Will Barton declined his $14.7MM player option with Denver earlier this month, but there’s expected to be significant interest between both sides on negotiating a new deal, according to Charania. Barton recently concluded his seventh season with the Nuggets.
- The Pelicans and Hornets have expressed interest in Pacers center Myles Turner, Charania reports. Indiana is open to moving the 25-year-old Turner after finishing the season at just 34-38.
- Magic free agent James Ennis is expected to garner interest from multiple postseason contenders. Ennis, a seven-year veteran, averaged 8.4 points per contest on 43% shooting from deep this past season.
- Charania also reported a list of top suitors for Lowry in free agency, listing the Sixers, Lakers, Mavericks, Pelicans and Heat as teams likely to be in the mix for him.
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19 thoughts on “Charania’s Latest: Beal, Lakers, Hardaway Jr., Barton, Turner, Ennis, Lowry”
How can Lakers and 76ers sign free agent Lowry?
SNT would be hard capped at $142.6 million
Sign and trade is usually the manner in which teams such as the Sixers and Lakers acquire players about to be overpaid like Lowry.
Raptors have to accept overpaid bums KCP and Kuzma
Raptors have too many role players after the deal
I’d rather put an offer sheet in on Allan instead of working a s&t and taking back what LA or Phily could offer.
You are right
Raptors can only do one thing
1 sign Jarrett Allen or best available free agent
2 take Lakers or 76ers role players
1 or 2
95% the Beal to GSW trade is done. Too many headlines. Too much “pondering” for there not to be fire. This is how the league works now. GSW is screwed if they don’t make a massive deal by the end of draft night and they know it. Strings will be pulled.
Ok. Don’t place the house on it.
Honestly, if they trade Wiggins, Wiseman, and their two draft picks for Beal, and if Klay’s leg is as bad as it sounds, they aren’t going to be much better. I realize only a few genuine stars are available in any given off-season, but they’d be better off with a big man of some kind, or some veteran depth, if they’re gonna trade their picks. Their problem this year was they had nothing after the starters went out. That will get worse.
Agree that if Klay’s leg is beyond repair it’s probably all over. But I think they have to take a shot either way, no?
Beal’s not a perfect fit but he’s probably the best available option. Maybe Simmons but they’ll have to find a 3rd team, as I doubt Wiseman appeals to Phill
Where are you guys seeing this doom and gloom Klay news? He just started running a few weeks ago. He’s been doing on court work. How does that translate to “if his leg is beyond repair”???
It doesn’t. Seamaholic suggested it’s a possibility and I agreed that *if* that’s the case, then sure GSW is probably done as a contender.
But I wouldn’t be surprised if he came back and played well either.
No, he said “if klay’s leg is as bad as it sounds” that implies he is hearing something bad. I want a source. Because everything I’ve seen is he is making good progress.
Fair. Speaking for my response only. OP can defend his sources, as I don’t have any and was only referencing the possibility he suggested.
Maybe because Klay suffered serious leg injuries two years in a row and hasn’t played since the 2018-19 season? It’s beyond absurd to expect him to be anything close to the player he was before losing two entire seasons due to major injuries. Duh.
People were (and still are) so quick to completely write off Wall, so why not Klay too?
How are they “screwed”?
People will forget about Beal to GSW by Monday if it doesn’t happen.
Picks lose significant value if a team can’t actually pick the players they want.
People can forget it all they want. Doesn’t change Golden State’s reality — that it’s going to be significantly harder to acquire Beal post-draft, given that picks 7 and 14 are major pieces of any potential trade, for Beal or otherwise.
Turner alongside Zion actually … makes a lot of sense? With the exception that they’re both so-so rebounders.
Is keeping THJ enough for the Mavs? Would Washington be interested in KP and THJ for Beal? Mavs probably know Kwawi not leaving LA.
No, keeping THJ isn’t enough for the Mavs; it doesn’t get them any closer than they have been for the last 2 years. They need to cut their losses with KP, get what they can, preferably sending him to Miami for expiring contracts Dragic & Iguodala, sell off Powell & go cheap with Mike Tobey & WCS, if Kawhi opts out, snag him, if not, keep THJ and either way have cap space for LaVine or Beal in 2022. And for the love of all that we hold sacred, sign whoever’s been working with Luka at the free throw line the last 5 weeks.