According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, the Heat have “engaged” in trade talks with the Wizards for Bradley Beal.
Although the Wizards have informed Beal that they do not plan to trade him, Miami seems to be pushing talks, as they reportedly “love” the idea of bringing him on board, and could explore taking on the massive contract of guard John Wall.
Pairing Beal and Butler could instantly elevate the Heat to a legit contender in the Eastern Conference, and are looking to involve a 3rd team in the hopes that a deal can come to fruition, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
Beal is coming off a career year in which he posted 25.6 points, 5.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game for Washington during the 2018-2019 season.
Washington has been firm in their intent to keep Beal and build around him as their franchise cornerstone, but Miami could eventually entice them to have a change of heart.