Bradley Beal trade chatter has continued for much of the past two seasons with rival teams looking to vulture the star out of Washington.
There remains a ton of interest in Beal around the league (surely the Sixers are still chief among the teams eyeing him), though it appears that decision-makers league-wide are accepting the realization that Beal will remain with the Wizards.
Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com (podcast link) hears that things are quiet in terms of Beal trade talks among league executives. Beal is widely expected to opt out of his contract after this season when he is eligible to sign a deal worth upwards of $241 million over five years with the Wizards.
President of Basketball Operations Tommy Sheppard has consistently maintained that the Wizards’ front office and Beal remain in lockstep with regards to the star’s future.
“The process of communication with Bradley is the same as it’s always been…the outside noise is just noise,” Sheppard told FortyEightMinutes and other Washington media during the offseason.
While Beal is likely to remain with Washington through the trade deadline and beyond, it’s very possible that the front office makes other moves, as the franchise is in good position to make a substantial trade.