Heat still ‘highly’ interested in Bradley Beal, per report

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The Miami Heat are still interested in trading for Bradley Beal, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

The Heat want to acquire Beal and bolster their roster in case the superstar guard expresses his desire to leave the Washington Wizards.

“[Miami hopes] the Wizards make guard Bradley Beal available, which could be as simple as Beal eventually saying he wants out, as Harden did with Houston.

The Heat’s interest level is high, a source reiterated. At this point, there’s no indication that Washington is making him available.

The question is whether Miami would have enough to interest Washington if it offered a 2025 first-rounder and 2027 first-rounder, Tyler Herro, and either Duncan Robinson or Precious Achiuwa and cap fillers. Whether the Heat would even offer that much is unclear.

If Washington insists on Herro, Robinson and Achiuwa and picks, that would likely be too much for the Heat’s liking,” Barry Jackson reports.

Beal is under contract with the Wizards until the end of the 2022/23 season.