PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - JUNE 02: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards tries to dribble past Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the third quarter during Game Five of the Eastern Conference first round series at Wells Fargo Center on June 2, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

If you have been living under a rock, let me catch you up on whats going on with the Sixers. Ben Simmons is sitting out, he wants to be traded, and the Sixers want to get “equal” value. The Sixers are in a unique situation because unlike most teams that are looking to unload a “super star,” The Sixers arent rebuilding. The Sixers are looking to contend. This whole situation has been painful but the Sixers have played it pretty well so far. But one possible Simmons target could be Wizards guard Bradley Beal.

The 3 time All-Star is having a down year this season, averaging a little over 22 points a game. Beal has one more year left on his contract and then he is set to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. The Wizards would love to extend Beal because a player like Beal is hard to find. But Beal doesnt seem committed to playing in D.C.

On the latest episode of The Posted Up Podcast with Yahoo’s Chris Haynes Beal was asked about signing an extension to stay with the Wizards and his quotes were interesting.

I got time, so I kinda hold the cards right now. And one, I’ve never been in this position. I’m kinda embracing that, being able to kinda dictate how I want my future to be and where I want it to be. And at the same time, I’m not gonna make that grand commitment and it doesn’t work. Ultimately, you have to be selfish at some point and for probably the first time in my career, Year 10, I am. And so I’m kinda taking advantage of it in a way.”

Right now the Wizards are 5th in the Eastern Conference under new coach Wes Unsled. They have young pieces like Daniel Gafford, and Rui Hachimura could return to the lineup very soon. Basically, the Wizards arent BAD enough for Beal to demand a trade.

While Beal would be great in a Sixers uniform, its unlikely that a trade would work right now. Would Washington really want to shake it up? If you want Beal to be in Philly then start cheering hard against the Wizards.