The Wizards are unlikely to trade Bradley Beal and in fact, intend to lock him up this summer if he hits free agency, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal is scheduled to get his injured wrist reevaluated early this week, and that’s the only drama around him at the moment. The Wizards’ intention is to keep Beal on a five-year deal this summer if he becomes an unrestricted free agent, and the Wizards have heard nothing from Beal that indicates he’s not committed to being there, sources say. If he were to have a change of heart later, Beal still has a player option in his pocket; he could pick it up and try to force a trade in July and later extend his contract to get the five-year deal he desires.
Beal has repeatedly expressed his desire to stay in the nation’s capital despite the lack of real team success over the past few seasons.
The Wizards have recently been linked to Domantas Sabonis and Jerami Grant, as those two pieces could very much help bring Beal and the Wizards back to where they want to be.