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Bradley Beal reportedly joining Durant and Booker at Suns in blockbuster trade | NBA

Bradley Beal is being traded to Phoenix, where he will form a new power trio alongside Kevin Durant and Devin Booker after the Washington Wizards and the Suns agreed on Sunday to the first blockbuster deal of the offseason.

A source told the Associated Press that Phoenix have agreed to send Chris Paul, Landry Shamet and a package of future second-round picks to Washington. Beal, a three-time All-Star, waived his no-trade clause to make the deal happen, said his agent, Mark Bartelstein.

ESPN first reported details of the trade.

It is the second major acquisition for owner Mat Ishbia in Phoenix. He landed Durant for a massive combination of players and first-round draft picks just days after formally taking over the Suns in February.

Starting with 2017-18 – Beal’s first All-Star season – he has averaged 26.0 points per game, 10th-best in the NBA over that span. He has been an All-Star in three of those six seasons and made All-NBA in 2020-21, when he finished second in the scoring race for the second consecutive year.

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Beal is entering the second year of what could be a five-year, $251m contract; the last of those years is at his option and would pay him $57.1m. Over the next four years, he is owed about $207.7m.

Associated Press

Published: 2023-06-18 23:25:42

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