Sixers will be in the mix on Wizards star Bradley Beal for a trade

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The Philadelphia 76ers are obviously a talented team. One does not earn the No. 1 seed in the conference without being talented, but they are clearly missing something on their quest for a championship.

One issue that continues to be a thorn in their side is the lack of a shot creator. They are missing a guy who can take over a game on offense at the drop of a hat from the perimeter as well as providing more shooting around Joel Embiid.

One player that could become available is Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal. The nine-year veteran out of Florida averaged 31.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in helping Washington recover from a 17-32 start to make the playoffs.

However, after yet another early exit from the playoffs for the Wizards — at the hands of the Sixers, no less — Beal might begin to think about requesting a trade. Per Fred Katz of The Athletic, the Sixers will be in the mix on him if that request should come:

Teams around the league will eagerly await his decision. If he becomes available, he is not just a guy but the guy this summer — unless, of course, the market for Lillard starts to crescendo. The Warriors, 76ers, Heat and Hawks could all get in on the mix, according to sources.

Beal is exactly what Philadelphia needs for its title push. They need somebody who can ruthlessly score at any moment while also being able to knock down the 3-ball and make plays off the dribble around Embiid. It would be necessary for them to make a move on Beal if he becomes available. He is not Damian Lillard, but Beal fulfills a lot of the needs that Philadelphia has.

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