The Miami Heat are viewed as a legitimate suitor for Bradley Beal should he seek an exit from the Washington Wizards this offseason, multiple sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Miami would need to complete a sign-and-trade in order to acquire Beal from the Wizards. The Philadelphia 76ers also did their due diligence on a potential trade for Beal.

Across the NBA, however, there is an expectation that Beal will ultimately decide to re-sign with the Wizards. Every year, Beal and his representatives evaluate the landscape with the Wizards and options elsewhere while so far always remaining with the franchise that drafted him in 2012.

Beal is eligible for a five-year, $245.6 million deal that the Wizards are committed to making.