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14 Apr 2022 13:15:57
Could the Wizards do this if they feel they're losing Beal?

LA-Wizards S&T

LA: B Beal
Wizards:Westbrook+ 1rnd pick LA 2027 and 2029

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14 Apr 2022 14:50:13
As far as sign-and-trades go, the value is pretty fair. Wizards get an expiring contract and what will likely be two lottery picks. Not sure how interested Beal would be in joining the Lakers circus though, especially with Bron potentially leaving soon.

14 Apr 2022 15:15:11
The Wiz could and would do it, but it's 100% up to Beal.

14 Apr 2022 17:58:18
After thinking about it more, the Lakers probably don’t have to give 2 first rounders. If Beal wants out, getting a likely lottery pick out of him is way better than losing him for nothing. Hurts that the pick is 5 years down the line, but the Wizards have very little leverage in this situation. Only leverage they’d have is if they can create a bidding war between two teams that Beal wants to play for. Otherwise, the Wizards have to take what they can get.

14 Apr 2022 18:33:03
Lakers would be hard capped and quite a few roster spots yet to be filled.

Also, pretty sure Washington will want more current draft picks instead of waiting 5 years for the rebuild.

14 Apr 2022 20:43:47
@Fredman sure that's what the Wizards want, but they have no say in the matter if it's a sign-and-trade like this. They'd gladly wait 5 years for a lottery pick rather than watch Beal leave for nothing. Washington could've got a much better package for Beal if they moved him last offseason, but they didn't, so here we are.

14 Apr 2022 21:04:00
Casual - It will take the Laker's at least 1 first round pick to get out from Westbrook, so what value are the Lakers giving up to get Beal?

And the Wizards would have enough leverage. They don't have to do a sign and trade with Beal if they don't want to. If Beal demands a trade to the Lakers, the Wizards can simply say no.

14 Apr 2022 21:53:08
@Casual what team has a max salary slot cap space available to sign Beal that would actually make that offer? Portland? OKC? Just not seeing him signing with a lottery team.

So the odds of Beal leaving for "nothing" is pretty thin. Also taking on garbage is not better than "nothing".

14 Apr 2022 21:56:39
How does Wizards have leverage if Beal says he doesn’t want to return?

14 Apr 2022 22:11:38
@Casual. If the Kings were able to get Smith or Holmgren in the draft, I would offer the Wizards Barnes + Holmes + 2023 and 2025 unprotected first for a 5-year signed Beal.

Smith/ Holmgren

14 Apr 2022 22:55:17
@Casual - I'm not so sure Washington has no leverage here. Raptors had no leverage with Lowry because they were going to take care of their GROAT, but they still held out for the player they wanted all along in Achiuwa.



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