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5 crazy trades for Dallas Mavericks to land a second star to pair with Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Bradley Beal
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Bradley Beal, Luka Doncic / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Crazy trade for Dallas Mavericks to land a second star to pair with Luka Doncic: 3. Snag Beal

Bradley Beal has a $36.4 million player option for next season that is he is likely to decline, and hit the open market. The three-time All-Star noted he is focused on winning. Washington has made the playoff just once in the last four years, and they have won just 40.9 percent of their game over that stretch.

Could Beal be on the move? The 6’4 wing likely gets to pick his destination, and Beal had success playing off a dynamic point guard when prime John Wall was in Washington. Could he decide to join Luka Doncic? Here is a possible trade if he opts into his current player option.

The Mavericks should be willing to deal all of their future first-round picks to acquire Bradley Beal. He is one of the league’s best scorers along with being an underrated playmaker and defender. Beal is an elite player, and his game improves when surrounded by someone that can get him open looks like Luka.

General manager and president of basketball operations Nico Harrison has proven to fans that he wants to acquire wings, shooting, and playmaking to put around Luka Doncic. Bradley Beal checks all those boxes, and the Wizards jumpstart their rebuild with three first-round picks and two swaps.