NBA insider comments on a surprising Bradley Beal suitor

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Veteran NBA star Bradley Beal could be on the move this season, and if so, several teams should be interested in him.

He’s battled some poor and mediocre Washington Wizards teams over the years, and the 29-year-old may deserve a real shot at the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

There are rumors that the Miami Heat, the team he has been linked with for the past few years, will pursue him, but there is another team that could be in the market for him.

Shams Charania tweeted that the Sacramento Kings have spoken to Washington about trying to land Beal.

The Kings themselves have been rotting in the NBA dungeon for years, but this season, they underwent a metamorphosis that saw them claim the third seed in the Western Conference and make the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

They have a young and explosive roster headlined by All-Star guard De’Aaron Fox and star center Domantas Sabonis, and Beal may be just the player they need to become a true title contender.

Beal, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, averaged 23.2 points on a career-high 50.6 percent field-goal accuracy this year and averaged 5.4 assists a game.

He has made the All-Star team three times, and he has made five appearances in the post-season, which would make him a veteran addition to a lucky squad.

Beal has four years remaining on his current contract worth more than $40 million a year, with a player option for the final year of the 2026–27 campaign.

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