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