Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal and his wife Kamiah Adams-Beal recently purchased a home in Los Angeles this summer. That naturally brought up trade rumors of him going to the Lakers or Clippers at some point in the future. And the rumors didn’t die when rapper Snoop Dogg openly made a plead on FOX Sports’ “Undisputed” for Beal to come to the Lakers.
Snoop Dogg Shannon Sharpe— Quinton Mayo (@RealQuintonMayo) October 13, 2020
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Adams-Beal reacted by just laughing the suggestion off, even though she is from California.
Beal also re-iterated his desire to stay in Washington for his NBA career in the latest episode of Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier’s podcast last Friday. In fact, he would like to remain in Washington for the rest of his career.
It’s great to see that Beal wants to stay with the Wizards. And I truly believe that. However, Washington has to improve significantly next year with John Wall expected to return after an Achilles injury.
If Wall plays like he did in 2016-17 and doesn’t have any setbacks, like 2018 WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart did last season for the Seattle Storm this past summer, the Wizards could contend for the Eastern Conference Finals. Maybe even better if the 76ers, Bucks and Raptors have some setbacks. After all, Beal is playing at a very high level. He probably would have made the All-NBA team if the Wizards won more games last season.
But if the Wizards start poorly next season and Wall doesn’t look good right away, then it’s reasonable to expect that Beal will get traded somewhere within the next 12 months. I don’t see the Lakers trading for Beal, though no matter how much Snoop Dogg or their fans would want him.