Bradley Beal is one of those basketball players whose name seemingly always pops up at the trade deadline as a guy who can potentially be moved. This is despite the fact that there’s rarely, if ever, any indication that either Beal or the Washington Wizards want to move the All-Star guard.
This year, the Wizards have fielded “plenty of calls” for Beal during the lead up to the deadline, according to Fred Katz of The Athletic. However, despite this, Washington hasn’t “engaged in any trade talks involving him.”
Via The Athletic:
The Wizards have shown exactly zero interest in trading their best player. And as many around the league would argue, why should they? Beal has two more seasons guaranteed after this one. He’s playing the best basketball of his life. And Washington has performed well with him leading the way in Wall’s absence.
Washington is one of those teams that really values making it to the playoffs, even if they’re not expected to make a ton of noise once they get there. However, despite the extended absence of Dwight Howard and John Wall’s season-ending heel surgery, the Wizards are two games back of the eight seed in the Eastern Conference. Beal deserves a ton of love for the team being in that position, and as long as they’re there, it’s safe to assume Washington won’t entertain teams that get in touch about one of the league’s best shooting guards.