The Washington Wizards´player is having a great season, but his team is one of the worst in the league.
What is going on at Washington this year?
John Wall´s exit to the Rockets and Russell WestBrook´s consequent addition to the capital of the United States seemed to be a fair deal at first, but time puts everything in place. While John Wall is leading the Rockets without Harden, Westbrook is being a problem at the Wizards.
Bradley Beal is the only player to save the Washington Wizards, and it is frustrating to see night in and night out an outstanding performance by him while his team keeps losing. It is a very sad situation, but Beal deserves something better, he can´t stay at the Wizards. He is currently the top scorer in the league, with a 35,4 points average per game.
Beal does not hide his frustration:
The images of him bowed in the bench after their loss to the Pelicans, where he scored 47 points, showed the impotence from a player that can´t do more for his team. He is giving his best at every game and that is not enough for them to win. This is what he had to say when he was asked if he was frustrated with the team: Is the sky blue? I think it is pretty clear what he meant.
Rumors on a possible exit:
Bradley will have multiple teams interested in signing him if he finally decides to leave the franchise from Washington. The best positioned ones are the Lakers, and the 76ers, but the Nets are also exploring this option. He could form a great partnership with LeBron James if he goes to the Lakers, as they both have two playing styles that could fit in perfectly together: Beal on the wing as a triple shooter and LeBron inside with Davis. However, the Wizards will not let his most important player to leave at any price. In that case, the Lakers would have to see what player they could sacrifice between Caldwell-Pope, Caruso or Wesley Matthews.
On the other hand, the 76ers did not complete James Harden´s sign in this NBA Player Market, which is the reason why they could still take a player in order to make a Big Three with Simmons and Embiid. The franchise from Philadelphia could offer several draft picks or even Tobias Harris in exchange for Beal. This way, they both seem to be the two main candidates to get the shooting guard.
We will have to see what happens with Bradley Beal, but the situation in Washington is getting worse and the shooting guard must leave if he does not want to waste a season where he is making his best numbers.
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.