The Los Angeles Lakers ‘would love’ to trade for Bradley Beal, according to NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
However, Wojnarowski is wondering if the Lakers have the young players and the draft picks to trade for Beal.
“And that’s going to be the decision for teams all over the league. Of course the Lakers and Clippers would love to be able to get involved in that, but do they have the draft picks? Do they have the young players it would take that would top a package from some other teams? Maybe not.
And so you’re going to see a frenzy if and when Bradley Beal gets on the market, and he will have a say in where he goes because of this contract situation.
Unless a team is just willing to just do a trade and hope to convince him to stay long-term and have him under contract next season, but that’s pretty risky for somebody you may be giving up multiple first round picks and probably your best young player (for).
I think those are all considerations for teams, but boy, I don’t think there will be many who aren’t going to make a call and sit and brainstorm ‘could we get Bradley Beal if he becomes available?'” Wojnarowski said during his appearance on ESPN’s The Jump, via Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll.
Beal is under contract with the Washington Wizards until the end of the 2022/23 season.