The Toronto Raptors have emerged as a potential trade destination for Washington Wizards three-time All-Star Bradley Beal.
According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, Toronto is a “sleeper team” in the pursuit to acquire the 27-year-old. He also noted that part of the reluctance why the Raptors did not want to trade Kyle Lowry at the trade deadline was that team president Masai Ujiri believes that the team can contend again as quickly as next season.
Beal is having a career year, averaging 31.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game this season. He’s signed for next season with a $34.5 million cap hit, and has a $37.26 million player option in 2022-23.
O’Connor mentioned that the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, and New Orleans Pelicans will be interested in Beal this offseason.