The NBA offseason has officially begun, and the Bradley Beal trade rumors are already beginning to swirl, as the Wizards appear to be in the midst of a rebuild of sorts, not in position to win a title anytime soon.
But if you ask Beal, he’d be perfectly happy spending the remainder of his career with the Wizards.
Beal has always said the right things, both on and off the court, and it’s unclear how he feels about the Wizards’ future outlook. It’s hard to see him wanting to spend the remainder of his prime years with a losing franchise, when he could possibly compete for a title with a contender.
Still, if you ask him, he’d like to finish his career playing for the Wizards, which he recently stated during an appearance on On the Road with Buck and Phil podcast.
“[Playing for the Wizards for his entire career] would mean the world, man,” Beal began. “I’m a loyal guy. I want to be here. I’m here. I’ve signed my extension. And that will mean the world to me. That honestly would you know, being able to finish your career in one place? You know, you don’t see that in today’s game.”
“My ultimate goal is to win. I want to win and we got to win. And I know we can win. I know it’s a place where we can win and I know it’s a place where we can get guys to come here to win. But we got to go prove it on the floor for sure.”
Beal is under contract through the 2021-22 season, and has a player option to follow. Any NBA team looking to add a wing player who can shoot from all over the court could be interested in his services. The Wizards, however, have been opposed to trading him, so we’ll see what transpires going forward.