1. Heat acquire Bradley Beal in a sizzling trade
The Miami Heat should look to keep Tyler Herro and their two tradeable first-round picks out of this deal. If Washington wants to trade Beal, they will have to do it to a contender. His contract at $50-plus million per season will scare off plenty of teams, so the Heat should buy low.
Kyle Lowry’s stay in Washington is likely brief because it only makes sense for the Wizards to buy him out. Duncan Robinson will likely be part of their rebuild and the 18th pick gives them a chance to add a young prospect to develop immediately. It is a light return for Beal, but one the Wizards created by offering him a no-trade clause.
The Washington Wizards have no leverage in this situation. They want to rebuild and cannot trade Bradley Beal without his permission. The Wizards are working with Beal and his agent, but they must accept what the three-time All-Star decides.
Will the Miami Heat trade for Bradley Beal this offseason? It appears he will be on the move, so stay tuned to see if he ends up in South Beach next to Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.