The Washington Wizards have stated that the talk of Bradley Beal and John Wall going to Miami Heat is uncertain at this point.
Shortly after the Miami Heat entered a huge trade deal to acquire four-time All Star Jimmy Butler, talks of pursuing Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal started to emerge. The team is reportedly very interested in Beal that sources even claim that Heat would be willing to get involved with John Wall’s contract in the hopes of increasing the chances of landing both Wizards stars in a package deal.
But things may not come to fruition at this point. According to Washington vice president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard, the Wizards seem “unwilling to do that at this time.”
In a recent talk with The Athletic, Sheppard revealed what the Wizards really think about Beal and Wall at the present and apparently, trading is not included in their plans. Sheppard stated that the team has been around with Beal since the draft and free agency and they need him not just inside the basketball court.
“Not at all, i t’s never crossed our mind. Bradley is somebody we’re building around. He’s been involved with everything we’re doing in the draft, free agency. We need his opinion. We want this team to be a reflection of what he is all about,” Sheppard revealed.
When the topic was shifted to Wall, Sheppard proudly stated that the All Star point guard was “one of the top players in the NBA hands-down” when he was Healthy while showing a certain optimism that Wall will return on the court once again as a Wizard.
Despite the fact that most NBA stars, specifically free agents have already settled with different teams, Miami is still viewed as an aggressive suitor of NBA stars this off-season. The team appears to be in a search for a star who can go along well with Butler. Before Russell Westbrook signed with the Houston Rockets, the Heat was the team which was reportedly very interested in landing the former MVP.
Now that Beal and Wall are unlikely to be with the Heat this summer, it is expected that Miami will even be eager to look for other prospects. The latest rumor is that the team is starting to check if former NBA champ and LeBron James teammate Kevin Love could possibly sign with them this off-season, but the information is still limited at this point, Heat Nation reported.