Despite bringing in Russell Westbrook this offseason, the Washington Wizards are struggling to climb from the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
The team is now on a four-game losing streak and has the worst record in the league with 3 wins and 12 losses. Bradley Beal expressed his frustration with the losses.
The fact that the 27-year-old guard is not happy in Washington re-ignited rumors that he could be a trade target for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is also being linked with the Clippers. If such move was to happen, it would not take place anytime soon, according to ESPN’s NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
He shared a conversation with Beal’s agent Mark Bartelstein, who said his client’s thought are on turning the Wizards around. “I think this a conversation for the Wizards and Beal that perhaps is had in the offseason. He is not going to be on the trade marked in the near future,” Wojnarowski said.
“And he’s not expressed really at all yet that he’s ready to move on. He has loved that city, that organization. He is fighting through a lot right now.”
Should Beal enter the trade market, the interest would be ‘massive,’ according to Woj. “Every team in the league would have interest trying to find the way ‘Do we have the assets to get Bradley Beal? Do we think we could keep him long-term?'” he said, adding that teams are monitoring Beal’s situation every day.