Wizards’ new GM needs to make a hard call and trade Bradley Beal

The template for Washington is the Clippers’ haul in February for Tobias Harris, a very good player who’s an unrestricted free agent this season — while Beal is under contract for two more years. As part of a six-player trade, Los Angeles got two first-round picks (one protected for next season, one unprotected in 2021) and a talented rookie guard in Landry Shamet from the Sixers for Harris. Washington is well within its rights to hold out for something similar for Beal.