Bradley Beal Shuts Downs Trade Rumors, Expresses Desire to Retire With the Washington Wizards

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Bradley Beal had a season to remember with the Washington Wizards. Beal posted career-high averages but was unfortunately snubbed out of the All-NBA team. However, his glittering display of talent has opened up trade speculations to the Lakers. But Beal has other options in mind. 

Beal landed in Washington in 2012, when was selected as the #3 pick in the draft. The explosive guard has settled in quite comfortably ever since joining the Wizards. Beal has joined hands with John Wall to line-up a formidable back-court for the team over the past few years. 

Even without John Wall on the team for nearly two years, Bradley Beal has risen up to the occasion and carried the team on his back. He averaged nearly 31.0 points per game in the 2019-20 season which marked his breakthrough as a deadly scorer. 

The 27-year-old recently joined the ‘On the Road with Buck & Phil’ podcast where he pledged his loyalty to the Wizards franchise. Beal recently signed a two-year contract extension and he doesn’t have plans of moving elsewhere. What would it mean for Bradley Beal to finish his career as a Wizard? 

“That would mean the world, man. I’m a loyal guy. I want to be here,” Beal said. “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.”

Bradley Beal wants to deliver a championship with Washington Wizards

Beal is undoubtedly one of the best players in the league. The Wizards finished their 25-win season by failing to qualify for the playoffs in 2020. However, the picture will be different next season when John Wall makes his grand return. 

Wall is working hard to get back onto the court, and Beal wants to assemble a championship-caliber team in the future. It has been more than 40 years since a team from Washington reached the NBA Finals. Beal wants to change all that by grooming a team full of stars.

“I want to win and we got to win. And I know we can win,” Beal continued. “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.”

Bradley Beal has certainly shut down trade speculations with his statements. We now know that Beal will stay put in Washington, at least for the near future. But can he achieve his ultimate goal by winning the NBA championship?

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