As superteams have gradually become a more popular way of winning, an increased number of teams have started to seriously look making a superteam of their own. This is the only way franchises can compete with teams such as the Golden State Warriors or the Los Angeles Lakers. And the Brooklyn Nets are certainly not the exception.
As of yesterday, a report came out by Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News that the Brooklyn Nets were discussing internally about ways to acquire shooting guard Bradley Beal from the Washington Wizards. “Why ?”– you might ask. It’s all spans from the true definition of a superteam: having three elite NBA players on the same team.
The gaping hole on the Nets has become more apparent — especially as they are looking for a championship run next season with a fully-healthy Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Irving even said in January that “It’s glaring that you’re missing a big piece here.”
“It’s glaring that you’re missing a big piece here.”-Kyrie Irving on the Nets’ lack of a third star
Bradley Beal is in his prime right now, hence the 3-years and $100 million left on his contract. He recently came out and said that he wants to retire as a Wizard. But it sure can be awfully tempting to join a championship-ready team.
What Would It Cost?
It’s no lie that the Brooklyn Nets would have to fork over an enormous amount of players and/or draft picks for Beal. But what would that look like exactly?
According to Marty Fenn of Clutchpoints, there are a couple of possible scenarios:
- 1. Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen for Beal
- 2. Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan, Garrett Temple and a 2020 first-round pick for Beal
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Spencer Dinwiddie is the future of the Brooklyn Nets franchise — that is, if they want to wait to win titles in the long run. But because of the massive paychecks that they have to give out to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Iriving, they can’t afford to wait. They need to build a superteam. And Beal might just be their guy.