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Andrew Bogut reveals that Bradley Beal wants to team up with Joel Embiid and James Harden

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Bradley Beal looks on Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden and center Joel Embiid

Bradley Beal apparently has eyes for James Harden and Joel Embiid

In today's episode of NBA rumors, former Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Bogut said that there's a possibility that Bradley Beal requests out of Washington and joins the party in Philadelphia alongside MVP candidates Joel Embiid and James Harden.

Beal, who's currently eligible for a contract extension with the Wizards, can somehow find his way to the Sixers. But, of course, that's only if the Wizards get quality assets in exchange for their All-Star.

According to Bogut, who claims to have sources around the league, the blockbuster deal may happen in the offseason.

"I've heard a pretty big rumor from some people that are pretty close to the situation in the NBA: Big three to Philly. In the offseason, Brad Beal is trying to get to Philadelphia to team up with Harden and Embiid." 

Andrew Bogut, Rogue Bogues

Philly's desperate to try to get off (Tobias) Harris, anyway. They have been for a while. And I think they're even more desperate now to free up that cap space somehow. It will most likely have to be a sign-and-trade with Philly. But don't be surprised if a big three forms in Philly. That's the word on the street,” Bogut added.

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Moving on from Tobias Harris

At this point, it's not a surprise to know that superstars want to build their superteams. However, the biggest challenge is ensuring the Sixers have enough assets to acquire Beal. Philadelphia has reportedly wanted to trade Harris for a while now, so he is indeed the most significant asset they have to offer.

If Beal demands a trade to the Sixers, it'll be interesting to see if the Wizards are willing to take Harris and even require more assets in return. It wouldn't be shocking if Washington requests for Tyrese Maxey (who's had a phenomenal season this year) in the exchange as well.

So the question for the Sixers is if they are willing to give up their rising player along with several picks for Beal?

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History says that current Sixers general manager Daryl Morey isn't shy to go all-in to build a championship contender. He did it for Harden in Houston but never succeeded after trading for Russell Westbrook. Morey will likely do the same for his current duo, who are already causing havoc around the league.

Since the Harden trade, the Sixers have constantly been winning high-level games. They currently find themselves in the second seed of the competitive Eastern Conference and are just two games behind the Miami Heat. If the Sixers' duo already look this lethal, what more when they acquire Beal?

Before Beal tore a ligament in his left wrist, the 10-year pro averaged 23.2 points and 6.6 assists in 40 games. He's an efficient scorer who can also be a playmaker and knock down shots from almost everywhere on the court.

Adding this kind of scorer around Harden and Embiid should scare the league. Because when Beal is healthy and playing at his peak, he's one of the best scorers in basketball. 


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