Last month, I reported that Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal was unhappy with the Wizards and could seek a trade, according to a source.
After I released my report, Quinton Mayo reported that he spoke to Beal and denied the report.
LMAO 🧢 I just talked to him.
Then he decided to double down on the report.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski then went on television and reported “There’s been no indication that Beal might become available. No teams sense that.”
On Tuesday, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that ” Beal doesn’t want to be traded from Washington. “
“He’s not happy with the way the season is going in Washington, but he also not indicated that he wants to be moved. And the Wizards have no interest in moving him, according to the report.”
Earlier tonight, I spoke to a league source, and the source shared that the Pelicans are on top of the list of Beal’s desired teams.
“Pelicans are on top of the list of Bradley Beal’s desired teams.”
When asked why he and his representatives are saying, he does not want to be traded?
“Beal is saying the right things and working with the FO in an effort to extract maximum value. Beal’s desired teams include the Pelicans, Mavs, Heat, and the LA teams,” the source told me.
Also, earlier tonight, Wizards analyst Brendan Haywood was on Instagram Live with Ryan Hollins. During the Live, Haywood was asked how long until Bradley Beal request a trade drops the good guy campaign.
“I don’t think anybody knows, “said Haywood.
“I think Bradley Beal is committed to the Wizards’ organization. I think that he really wants to get it done in D.C. If at some point, will he get tired of losing if things do not change? I don’t know.
I don’t know what Bradley Beal will do moving forward. No one does because I don’t think the Wizards will trade Bradley Beal unless he walks into that office and says I want out. And nobody except for Bradley Beal will know when that time will be.”
On Tuesday night, Yahoo Sports Chris Haynes said, “if they can’t stack up these wins, Bradley Beal has to evaluate the situation with Washington Wizards long term.”
He also shared that the Wizards’ star “will be one of the most coveted free agents, and teams are monitoring his situation very closely”
Last week, Forty-Eight Minutes Chris Crouse reiterated what Haywood said, that the Wizards won’t trade Beal unless he asks for one.
Beal is currently averaging 35.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game.