NBA: Suns & Wizards finalizing trade deal for Bradley Beal

NBA: Suns & Wizards finalizing trade deal for Bradley Beal

The Washington Wizards and the Phoenix Suns are reportedly close to finalizing a blockbuster deal that will see three-time NBA All-Star Bradley Beal move to the Suns.

The deal, which was confirmed by Beal’s agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, will see the Suns send veteran guard and 12-time All-Star Chris Paul, along with Landry Shamet, a package of future second-round picks and multiple pick swaps to the Wizards in exchange.

According to Bartelstein, the 29-year-old waived his no-trade clause in order to be sent to Phoenix, providing a chance that a third team could be involved in the deal, which will most likely see Paul get traded to another franchise.

“This was an extremely complicated process with so many different hurdles to get through and Ted Leonsis and Michael Winger were unbelievable partners in making this happen,” he said.

Beal, selected third overall by the Wizards in the 2012 Draft, has spent his entire 10-year NBA career in Washington, where he has averaged 23.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.4 assists across ten seasons with the Eastern Conference outfit.

The deal marks the continuation of big names for the Suns since new owner Mat Ishbia brought in two-time champion and NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant to Phoenix from the Brooklyn Nets just before the February trade deadline.

The Suns now possess a potent “big three” and are armed with deadly offensive prowess as Beal, Durant, and Devin Booker form three active players in the NBA with at least 500 games played while averaging at least 22 points per game.

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