Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards weren't exactly a match that was working out. Although Beal was able to secure the bag from the Wizards, the team was never able to surround him with solid assets. Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma are not going to help you contend for a championship. Furthermore, they couldn't even get this team to contend for a playoff spot. Overall, it became clear that Beal was not going to be with the team for long. After all, when you're scoring over 25 points per game, it's difficult to want to stay with a team that is going nowhere.
Throughout the past couple of days, there had been rumblings that Bradley Beal would be traded to either the Phoenix Suns or the Miami Heat. In the end, however, it was the Suns who came out on top. They ended up trading Chris Paul and some other minor pieces to get him, which for a guy like Beal, is a pretty small price. In fact, the Wizards couldn't even get a first-round pick, which is a huge indictment of the Washington front office.
Bradley Beal Traded
Following this trade, a lot of fans took to Twitter to sound off on all of this. Overall, there are two targets of the roast session here. Firstly, you have the Wizards who look completely incompetent here. After giving Beal a supermax that included a no-trade clause, the Wizards have egg on their face. Furthermore, the Suns now have a top-heavy big three with no bench. Their roster was already top-heavy, but now even more so. For some fans, this is just not going to work.
NBA Twitter Reacts
"The Wizards made a terrible deal for Bradley Beal Sunday. And they had no choice. Both are true," reporter David Aldridge wrote. "It was the final, awful cost to finally set the franchise on the reset it should have started years ago." One fan even went on to say, "A no trade clause with dat contract should put Bradley Beal in da National Museum of African American History." Needless to say, NBA Twitter was on one yesterday, and they are still reeling from this latest move. Let us know what you thought of the trade, down below.