On Thursday afternoon, the NBA world was turned upside down by trade rumors involving a few of the biggest names in the sport.
The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly wanted to trade Ben Simmons. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly interested in trading for Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook.
If that move happens, it would leave Wizards star Bradley Beal as the only true star player on his team. Despite that, it doesn’t sound like Beal wants to be traded to a new team any time soon.
According to a report from Marcus Thompson, Beal “is opting to stay in D.C.” Of course, that led to plenty of reaction from fans on social media.
Some are concerned the Wizards aren’t trying to take advantage of Beal being in the final year of his contract. They want to see Washington trade Beal now, instead of waiting for the team to receive nothing.
Beal, of course, could choose to use his player option and remain with the club for another year.
Losing Beal for nothing in a year would be a very Wizards thing to do https://t.co/MlIIKf8AYJ
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) July 29, 2021
Other fans simply don’t believe that he wants to remain with the Wizards. Some fans think he will be traded in the near future.
For now. https://t.co/2iVhNlGlGi
— James Stewart (@IAmJamesStewart) July 29, 2021
There has been plenty of NBA news this afternoon ahead of the draft later tonight. However, it seems like Beal isn’t going anywhere as the new season approaches.