A possible top trade target for the Chicago Bulls new look front office this coming offseason could be Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal.
The future of the Washington Wizards franchise largely hangs in the balance as the front office tries to figure out how to build around the aging core of shooting guard Bradley Beal and point guard John Wall. Beal is not the problem currently amid this core of two guards. Wall is the one who is currently recovering from an achilles tear that held him out for more than the last year. This put the Wizards in a position to sit around the same spot in the Eastern Conference standings as the Chicago Bulls, which isn’t ideal for most teams around the NBA.
Beal surprisingly re-signed a lengthy max contract extension with the Wizards last offseason, which made him ineligible for a trade until the following offseason. But since the coming offseason could arrive in due time, Beal might find himself in the midst of trade discussions once again.
Prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic-induced NBA season hiatus, which first occurred back on March 11, the Wizards carried a record of 24-40. That somehow still put them within striking distance of a playoff spot in the East. This is more of a testament to how bad the borderline playoff teams were in the East so far this season.
However, as Wall tries to continue his rehab process in the midst of the hiatus, the speculation as to where the Wizards are headed next is a pertinent discussion. At the same time, Beal’s trade restriction would have originally lifted around two weeks ago if the season had went on as scheduled.
If the Wizards are still going to look to shop Beal this coming offseason, then the Bulls should be a team that lines up to try and nab him on the trade block. The Bulls need to consider whatever options they can to land a true star.
Here’s a look into three trade packages that the Chicago Bulls could consider to bring Beal in from the Wizards.