Heat, Celtics, Knicks, Pelicans, Raptors Preparing To Pursue Bradley Beal

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Bradley Beal will be a free agent in 2022 so while he and the Washington Wizards have wanted to remain together, a long-term decision is impending.

League sources tell Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer that Beal’s decision to play through this season with Washington is as much a commitment to give things a try with Russell Westbrook at is about making a life-altering decision during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sources add that the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and New Orleans Pelicans are among the teams with interest in pursuing Beal. One league source also states that the Toronto Raptors are a sleep team for Beal, which may have contributed to Masai Ujiri’s reluctance to trade away Kyle Lowry since he believes they can contend again next season.

A number of other teams have also been linked to Beal by other media outlets, most notably the Golden State Warriors.