Rival Exec: Bradley Beal In Curry, Lillard Category In Terms Of ‘Franchise Loyalty’

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The Washington Wizards and Bradley Beal have remained adamant publicly and privately that they don’t want to consider a trade at this point.

While Beal hasn’t had the kind of success enjoyed by Stephen Curry with the Golden State Warriors and Damian Lillard with the Portland Trail Blazers, the thought is he actually in the same category when it comes to wanting to remain with the team that drafted him.

“In terms of franchise loyalty, I think Beal is in the same category as Steph and Dame right now,” a rival executive said of Beal. The same executive said he’s given up reaching out to the Wizards trying to trade for Beal.

Beal can become a free agent in 2022 as he has a player option worth $37.3 million.

Beal is widely considered the best player in the league who could conceivably hit the trade market.