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Warriors Would Only Trade No. 7, No. 14 In Package For Bradley Beal

Jul 25, 2021 1:45 PM

The Golden State Warriors would like to consolidate James Wiseman along with the No. 7 and No. 14 pick for an All-Star to help improve their title chances, but Bradley Beal is believed to be the only player potentially available that would lead them to make that significant of a trade.

Ben Simmons is another All-Star caliber player who could be available this offseason, but the Warriors are not believed to be interested in trading for him.

Beal is undecided, as of this weekend, with whether he will seek a trade from the Washington Wizards. 

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Bradley Beal Hopes To Reach Decision On Future Over Weekend

Jul 25, 2021 1:27 PM

Bradley Beal has been "seriously mulling" his future with the Washington Wizards in recent weeks and "has been very much on the fence" about whether to continue with the team, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Beal is using the weekend in hopes of arriving upon a decision during the upcoming week, which would make a trade easier due to the fluidity of draft week.

Beal has the ability to become a free agent next offseason due to a $36.4 million player option after the 2021-22 campaign. Beal is eligible for a four-year, $182 million extension this summer with the Wizards — or the 10-year veteran max extension next summer, totaling five years and $235 million.

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Bradley Beal Considering Trade Request Before Draft

Jul 24, 2021 1:37 PM

Bradley Beal is considering requesting a trade from the Washington Wizards before Thursday's draft. Beal is set to enter the final season of his existing contract with the Wizards.

"He knows he has to make a decision before the draft," one source with direct knowledge of Beal's thinking told Bleacher Report.

While Beal has been adamant he wants to remain with the Wizards, a second source described the situation as now fluid.

If Beal were to request a trade, he would want to end up with a team with an established winning environment. Beal doesn't have a list of preferred destinations, but he would welcome a trade to the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat or Philadelphia 76ers. 

"Beal's the guy right now," one assistant general manager said. "The one guy that could be available, that could help you win the whole thing."

A trade during the week of the draft is helpful for all parties considering the known quantity of draft position as opposed to future picks.

"It's just so much easier to make a deal when you know what the draft picks are, as opposed to future picks," another high-ranking team official said.

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Lakers Interested In Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook

Jul 21, 2021 1:15 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers are interested in acquiring a veteran point guard, sources tell Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.

Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook are on the Lakers' list.

For the Lakers to acquire Paul, it would likely require the Phoenix Suns to participate in a sign-and-trade. The Lakers can only offer Paul a starting salary of $9.5 million with their taxpayer midlevel of exception. Paul orchestrated an opt-in and trade in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers for the Houston Rockets in 2017. 

If the Lakers were to acquire Westbrook, it would be via trade with the Washington Wizards likely involving Dennis Schroder, Kyle Kuzma and Talen Horton-Tucker.

Paul and Westbrook were traded for each other in 2019.

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Wes Unseld Jr. Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Wizards On Four-Year Deal

Jul 17, 2021 3:51 PM

Wes Unseld Jr. has formally agreed to become the next head coach of the Washington Wizards on a four-year deal.

Unseld will replace Scott Brooks in the job.

Unseld began his coaching career as an assistant for the Wizards. Unseld was most recently an assistant coach with the Denver Nuggets. 

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Wizards Hire Wes Unseld Jr. As Head Coach

Jul 16, 2021 4:36 PM

The Washington Wizards will hire Wes Unseld Jr. as their next head coach.

Unseld has been a highly-regarded assistant since originally serving in the role with the Wizards in 2005.

The Wizards were also interested in Darvin Ham and Sam Cassell.

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Wes Unseld Jr. Emerges As Leader To Become Head Coach Of Wizards

Jul 15, 2021 4:53 PM

Wes Unseld Jr. has emerged as the leader to become the new head coach of the Washington Wizards.

Unseld is currently associate head coach of the Denver Nuggets. 

Unseld began his NBA coaching career in 2005 with the Wizards. 

Unseld is the son of the late Hall of Famer Wes Unseld.

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Bradley Beal To Miss Tokyo Olympics Due To COVID-19 Protocols

Jul 15, 2021 3:55 PM

Bradley Beal has been ruled out of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and will not accompany the United States to Japan.

Beal entered Team USA's health and safety protocols on Wednesday.

Jerami Grant also entered the protocols out of an abundance of caution, but he could potentially be cleared to travel.

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Bradley Beal Enters Team USA's COVID-19 Protocols

Jul 15, 2021 12:00 AM

Bradley Beal has entered Team USA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols and a decision on whether he can still go to Tokyo for the Olympics could come on Thursday.

Beal remains in Las Vegas but is under quarantine. Generally speaking, any athlete who tests positive for the virus now will not be permitted to compete.

No other players or coaches are under the protocol. 

Team USA could make a change to the roster if Beal is unable to go.

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Wizards Identify Wes Unseld Jr., Darvin Ham, Charles Lee As Head Coaching Finalists

Jul 14, 2021 12:48 PM

The Washington Wizards have identified Wes Unseld Jr. and Darvin Ham as the frontrunners for their head coaching vacancy. Charles Lee is also a finalist. 

Unseld, Ham and Lee would each be first time head coaches. 

Unseld is currently an assistant coach with the Denver Nuggets, while Ham and Lee are assistants with the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Wizards are searching for a replacement for Scott Brooks.

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Scott Brooks Finalizing Deal To Be Top Assistant With Blazers


Wes Unseld Jr. Remains Leading Candidate For Wizards Job

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Ian Mahinmi Retires From NBA At Age Of 34

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Jamahl Mosley, Darvin Ham, Charles Lee, Wes Unseld Jr. On Washington's Short List

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Magic, Wizards Request Permission To Interview Jamahl Mosley For Head Coach Openings

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Sam Cassell, Wes Unseld Jr. Emerge As 'Leading Candidates' For Wizards' Head Coaching Job

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Magic, Wizards Interested In Wes Unseld Jr. For Head Coaching Vacancies

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Scott Brooks, Wizards Part Ways After Unable To Agree To New Contract

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Wizards Will Try To Sign Bradley Beal To Extension In Offseason

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Wizards Hire Katherine Evans To Head Research Department


Tommy Sheppard On Future Of Scott Brooks: Wizards To Undergo 'Thorough Evaluation'

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Bradley Beal Says He Hasn't 'Though About' Future Following Playoff Elimination

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Davis Bertans Out 4-6 Weeks With Grade 2 Calf Strain

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Fan Arrested After Running Onto Court During Sixers-Wizards Game

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Russell Westbrook Questionable For Game 3 Due To Ankle Injury

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Russell Westbrook Says 'You Got To Start Protecting The Players' After Popcorn Incident With Fan

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Joel Embiid On Tobias Harris Following Game 1 Win: 'He Showed Up The Whole Game'

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Bradley Beal Says Hamstring 'Probably Won't Be 100 Percent' Versus Celtics

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Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry Named Players Of The Month For May

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Lakers Versus Warriors Highlights Play-In Tournament Starting Tuesday

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