KEY POINTS

  • Bradley Beal may be thinking of leaving the Washington Wizards
  • Despite the team's poor start this season, Beal remains stellar on the court
  • Los Angeles-based teams are keeping a close eye on Beal

Bradley Beal has the attention of almost every NBA franchise on him as teams continue to monitor his situation with the Washington Wizards.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are also reportedly ready to get involved if St. Louis, Missouri native appears on the trade block before the deadline on Mar. 25, as per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Wizards cager is having a phenomenal season with an average of 35.4 points per outing. Though he is in producing good numbers for Washington, the organization has the worst winning percentage in the NBA at the moment with a 3-11 record.

Beal has looked frustrated in recent weeks as the Wizards struggle to notch wins on the back of his phenomenal form. Many experts predict that the 27-year-old is already contemplating the idea of severing his ties with the Capital One Arena-based squad.

The third pick of the 2012 NBA Draft will not be short of suitors, should he decide to request a trade.

Moreover, Beal will also have the recourse to choose his next destination, owing to the length of his contract that currently has two years to run with an added year via player option.

Wojnarowski appearing on ESPN’s “The Jump” insists that Beal’s current focus remains on turning the Wizards’ lackluster campaign around. But the pundit admits that the player could consider a trade if the situation fails to improve in the coming weeks.

The NBA insider is certain the Clippers and Lakers will assert themselves in any trade discussion involving Beal, but Wojnarowski threw caution to the wind as both teams do not possess assets to lure the former Florida Gators standout over to Hollywood.

Aside from the Lakers and Clippers, Wojnarowski believes that several Western Conference franchises with enough space in their respective salary caps have Beal on their radar.

“With Beal, there are a lot more teams that believe that you can just fit him in and find a way. Teams like Golden State, Denver who have assets,” he stated.

Bradley Beal Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards looks on against the Golden State Warriors in the first half at Capital One Arena on January 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo: Getty Images/Rob Carr