If the Philadelphia 76ers made Joel Embiid available this offseason, the Washington Wizards could be positioned to make a trade for him.
After signing his extension last October, Bradley Beal wasn’t eligible to be traded this season.
When the offseason comes around, that’ll be a different story, according to Chris Crouse of Heavy.com.
“Rival teams are monitoring the situation in Washington, though all signs point to the franchise keeping Beal, as the front office wants to see the Beal-John Wall-Davis Bertans trio in action,” said Crouse. “However, if the Sixers enter conversations with Joel Embiid on the table, the Wizards should be open to listening.”
Wall has three years and over $132 million left on his contract, which doesn’t make him a likely candidate to be traded due to the size of the deal.
Beal has played at an All-Star level this season for the Wizards, so in a potential trade, the 76ers could choose to go for Beal as the best player available in the trade instead of the best package.
If Embiid ultimately became available, both teams could be willing to listen to each other’s offers.