Wild trade proposal for the Washington Wizards to embrace rebuild

Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /
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Is this trade even possible for the Washington Wizards to make?

Many potential trades fall apart due to the finances behind the deal. With this move, there isn’t any issues with that. The combination of Duncan Robinson’s $18.1 million per year and Tyler Herro’s $27 million per year contracts is enough to make the trade legal and get close to Bradley Beal’s $46.7 million per year deal.

However, the picks are the true key to making this trade make sense. The Wizards in this situation would be looking to rebuild and doing so is far easier with picks and trade assets. Gaining a 2023 mid first round pick as well as a 2027 first round pick which could be in the lottery are intriguing pieces for a team looking for youth, especially when combined with their lottery pick this year and the plethora of second round picks already obtained from the Los Angeles Lakers in a previous trade.

The Miami Heat have already expressed interest in Bradley Beal in the past

In both the offseason and the trade deadline when rumors of Beal finding a new home were soaring the Heat were a team that was consistently being named. They need an explosive scoring option who can play off the ball next to Jimmy Butler.

While Tyler Herro has done a good job in this role, Beal spent years playing off the ball next to John Wall and is far more experienced in the roles that the Heat need out of the shooting guard position. He is also one of the league’s best when it comes to scoring in the clutch.

He is also a smarter player who has greatly improved in making the right play throughout his career. This is possibly the best way to get experience on the floor without losing much production doing so.

This trade is a great way to kickstart a rebuild if the Washington Wizards have a hunch that they may be unable to bring back Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porzingis in free agency. While it may not be the biggest trade in the world, the Wizards do greatly benefit even if it takes a few years to show.

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