Los Angeles Lakers are still looking to add another major star player in their team. Anthony Davis was bought in the draft lottery and paired with LeBron James making the most powerful duo in NBA. The Lakers were planning to get Kawhi Leonard and complete the trio, but it didn’t work out as he went to the Clippers. Ever since that a lot of average players have been added to the team in a bid to fill the gap.
Bradley Beal could be the name that could be a perfect fit for the Lakers and put an end to their search process. It would be a bit hard to make deal with Washington Wizards as they would ask for other players in return. Although, the final decision lies in the hands of Beal and he could force Lakers and Wizards for a mutual exchange deal with Kyle Kuzma or some other players.
Trade Value for Beal
Bradley Beal is on the trade list for many NBA teams and he is said as the next superstar of NBA. In the last season with Wizards, Beal had an average of 25.6 points, 5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game. It is not just in Washington team, Bradley is considered as one of the best shooters in the basketball world.
— Wizards Nation (@WizardsNationCP) August 21, 2019
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— Devin (@dekeller19) August 18, 2019
The Wizards offered him a three-year extension deal at $111 million, but the player has yet not accepted it. Beal is just 26 years old and is in the prime of his life, there is no way he wants to continue with a non-contender team. Miami Heat has also offered a deal to Beal and Jimmy Butler is trying to help. The Lakers have tough competition and hence they need to offer more and make a move soon.
Exchange of Beal and Kuzma
Anthony Davis and LeBron James duo are promising but there is also the risk of injuries due to overplaying them. Hence the Lakers need another star of their caliber and Bradley Beal fits the criteria perfectly. There is no way the Wizards will trade out Beal without asking for JaVale McGee, Kyle Kuzma, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
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— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) August 21, 2019
But since Beal could be their third main star who can make the Lakers as the most powerful team on the western side, they would be ready to make a sacrifice. Kuzma is the only young name in the list and an exchange deal with the Wizards for Beal can be made possible by trading him.