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Bradley Beal is a great fit for the Dallas roster, Zach Lowe said
Bradley Beal has been linked to several NBA teams in the past few months, and it’s expected that this narrative will continue to persist for the next two years. Unless, of course, he signs an extension deal with the Wizards before the window expires.
But seeing that Bradley Beal could make much more money by opting to wait until he becomes a free agent in 2021, he’ll likely exercise patience until then. That places tremendous pressure on the Wizard’s part since waiting until next year when it becomes apparent that the young superstar will not be staying with the team and they’ll be losing what leverage they have now.
However, the Wizards are still maintaining their desire to keep Bradley Beal. But that doesn’t stop people from speculating where he can potentially go.
Bradley Beal can push Dallas to new heights
The Heat, Celtics, and Clippers have all been put forward. And now, the Dallas Mavericks have also been included in the narrative as well. ESPN’s Zach Lowe said that Bradley Beal would be a great fit with Dallas since their superstars are occupying the power forward and shooting guard position.
“He would mesh well with the wing-big Big Two rising in Dallas – Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis – if Dallas even chases the Big Three model. After years of whiffing on stars, the Mavs split one superstar cap slot among several solid players in their primes who fit with the team's young stars: Delon Wright, Seth Curry, Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber, and Dorian Finney-Smith,” Lowe speculates. But even if Dallas chooses to go after Bradley Beal, it wouldn’t be until he becomes a free agent that the team can make a play for him.
The Wizards trading Bradley Beal would accelerate the rebuilding process
But this brings us back to the aforementioned timer that Wizards are in. Bradley Beal is a star that is commanding a hefty price; an asset that could yield a trove of future picks that would accelerate the team’s rebuilding. With the 26-year-old questionable to stay with the team and John Wall recovering from a devastating ruptured Achilles, it’s reasonable to assume that the Wizards may have thought off hitting the restart button.
But again, nobody knows for sure what Bradley Beal is planning until the deadline hits on Oct. 21. We’ll just have to wait until then what his decision is going to be and observe how the Wizards will react moving forward.