Star Dallas Mavericks should have acquired over Kristaps Porzingis: 4. Bradley Beal
Beal is the only player on this list that has not changed teams since 2019. The 28-year-old has played his entire nine-year NBA career with the Washington Wizards. He was in the playoffs four of his first six seasons before Washington went on a two-year drought. They fought their way through the play-in tournament this season but were bounced in the first round by the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers.
Before Beal signed his extension in Oct. 2019, the Mavericks likely would have made a massive offer for his services. Remember, they were looking for a second young star to pair with Luka Doncic. Imagine Beal flying around and hitting threes. He is an elite scorer and shooter with plenty of playmaking chops. The Mavs would have offered top dollar, and it would have difficult for the Wizards to turn down.
The Dallas Mavericks should have acquired Bradley Beal over Kristaps Porzingis in 2019. They would almost certainly be title contenders right now if they did. Having the 6’3 wing flanking Luka would give Dallas an unstoppable offense. They would have a lot more versatility on the defensive end of the floor as well. Beal could be a free agent in 2022. Expect the Mavs to try to make a play for his services if he becomes available.
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