Brooklyn Nets Have Sights on Acquiring Bradley Beal this Offseason
The Brooklyn Nets will look to add a third star to the fold this offseason with the name atop their preference list seeming to be none other than Bradley Beal.
The Washington Wizards shooting guard was in the midst of a career year prior to the league’s stoppage in play, averaging a career high 30.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, while shooting 46 percent from the field. He also signed a two-year, $72-million extension with the Wizards last season.
If the Nets hope to acquire Beal, they will need to match salaries. Beal will be owed roughly $29-million next year, meaning a package that includes Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert may do the trick. Jarrett Allen and Joe Harris are other names who will undoubtedly float in trade rumours this upcoming Summer.
Earlier in the season, Kyrie Irving noted that the Nets are still missing an extra piece and the thought is that Beal will be that missing link.
“I mean, it’s transparent. It’s out there. It’s glaring, in terms of the pieces that we need in order to be at that next level,” Irving said. “I’m going to continue to reiterate it. We’re going to do the best with the guys that we have in our locker room now, and we’ll worry about all the other stuff, in terms of moving pieces and everything else, as an organization down the line in the summer.”
If Beal remains unavailable this offseason, the Nets can pivot and look toward other options.