Bradley Beal has so far expressed a preference to remain with the Washington Wizards and does not want to be traded, sources tell The Athletic.
The Wizards have no interest in trading Beal given his position.
Beal "is privately frustrated and confused with the perpetual portrayal of his situation, according to sources familiar with his thinking." Beal feels he's getting "nitpicked" for electing to remain with the Wizards after many of his peers received criticism for requesting trades.
Teams don't anticipate Beal becoming available before the March 25th trade deadline.
“(The Wizards) have maintained what they’ve always maintained,” one rival executive said. “They’re building something in Washington around Beal.”
Beal will be eligible for the 35 percent maximum contract with every NBA team as soon as the 2022 offseason.