Pass or Pursue: Top 10 NBA Free Agents in 2022

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4. Bradley Beal (Player Option)

Expectedly, the Air Alamo staff wasn't high on trading for Bradley Beal this offseason on our wish list rankings. In fact, only trading for Damian Lillard, who would probably cost even more assets, finished with worse favorability.

The Washington Wizards guard is clearly talented offensively, as he's averaged 25.8 points and 4.9 assists per game over the last six seasons. In that span, he's been named an All-Star three times. He would boost the Spurs' 18th-ranked offense for sure, but throwing a ball-dominant guard into the mix just doesn't make much sense.

Beal has a player option to return to Washington for $37.2 million next season. Offering that much or trading for yet another guard, even if he's that talented, wouldn't be addressing the Spurs' biggest on-court problem.

Verdict: Pass