Bradley Beal reportedly is contemplating a trade request, and a subsequent rumor has narrowed Boston down as the “preferred destination.”
The Washington Wizards guard long has been linked to the Celtics in speculation due to his close friendship with fellow St. Louis native Jayson Tatum. Two reports from Bleacher Report on Saturday kept the conversation alive.
But take them with a grain of salt. The first report, from Jake Fischer, said front offices around the league are hearing that Beal is contemplating on requesting a trade ahead of the 2021 NBA Draft, scheduled for this Tuesday.
Fischer’s sources narrowed down the teams Beal would “welcome” a trade to: the Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat or Philadelphia 76ers.
Just over two hours later, Jason Dumas reported Boston “would be a preferred destination to play with longtime friend Jayson Tatum and compete for a championship.”
If Beal actually is on the trade market, most of the NBA will hope to be a potential suitor.