Bradley Beal Blockbuster Trade Was Negotiated By Beal’s Agent And His Son, Who Works For The Suns, And Fans Are Crying Foul

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There was a bit of nepotism involved in the Bradley Beal blockbuster trade.

On Sunday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Wizards star was being traded to the Phoenix Suns, which would form a new big 3 in the NBA.

The Wizards were unable to get back a first-rounder in the deal due to the fact that Beal had leverage with his no-trade clause.

Suns are expected to send Chris Paul, Landry Shamet, multiple second-round picks and pick swaps to Wizards, sources tell ESPN. Phoenix has no available first-rounders to include in trade. Beal’s no-trade limited Wizards’ marketplace. Deal could take a few days to be finalized.

It was later revealed that Beal’s agent Mark Bartelstein is the father of Suns GM Josh Bartelstein.

Fans were not happy because the deal went down on Father’s Day of all days.

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