October 20, 2020 | 4:32 pm EDT Update
From Denverโs perspective, trading for Beal means including rookie Michael Porter Jr. Thatโs a non-starter for the Nuggets, who are highly unlikely to part with Porter unless they get a superstar in return, according to a league source.
The first is that heโs given no indication [Bradley Beal] wants to leave Washington, and multiple league sources believe the Wizards donโt want to move him. He has two more seasons before deciding on a 2022-โ23 player option, which buys the Wizards time. Not that the Wizards have been in anything other than purgatory the last few seasons, but moving Beal means a full-scale rebuild.
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October 20, 2020 | 4:12 pm EDT Update
For all the changes to the Rockets since last season, with the departure of Mike DโAntoni as coach and Daryl Morey as general manager, owner Tilman Fertitta said on Tuesday that the stars of his roster will remain. The โwindow,โ he said, is still open, giving him no reason for more widespread changes.