It jumped from +800 to +650 in the Suns’ chances to win it all this season. The Suns are now only behind the Denver Nuggets as the favorites to come out of the West next season.
Bradley Beal is a 22 PPG career scorer who had his best year in 2020 when he averaged 31.3 PPG on 49% shooting. In the past couple of years, his points per game went down to 23 but he’s still looked upon as a very good 2nd option as well as an all-world 3rd option which he will be in Phoenix.
One of Beal’s best attributes is his playmaking ability where he’s averaged over 5 assists in 4 of the last 5 seasons with the Wizards. With Beal, you’re getting similar production to what you got from Chris Paul with a 10 PPG increase.
We’ll see if the Suns can live up to the hype come this season on the hardwood. For now, it’s good to fantasize about what to make of this blockbuster trade.