NBA News: The 2023 NBA off-season is off to a smoldering start. For weeks there has been speculation about two teams moving on from a star player. Today, the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards agreed on a trade that definitely shook up the league. Chris Paul and Bradley Beal will be swapping teams (amongst other details). NBA fans flocked to social media when the trade went down.
NBA Fans React To Phoenix Suns-Washington Wizards Trade That Shook Up The NBA (NBA News)
According to Sham Charania of The Athletic:
BREAKING: The Washington Wizards are trading three-time All-Star Bradley Beal to the Phoenix Suns for Chris Paul, Landry Shamet, a handful of second-round picks, and multiple pick swaps, league sources tell The Athletic.
What Does This Mean For The Phoenix Suns?
Bradley Beal will now join Kevin Durant and Devin Booker to form an imposing Big Three for the Phoenix Suns. The hope, of course, is that they are able to do what the Suns could not do with Paul: win a NBA Championship.
What Does This Mean For The Washington Wizards?
The Washington Wizards are almost certainly in rebuild mode, as usual. In Paul, they get a veteran point guard, one of the best to ever do it, to mentor their young players. One would imagine that the draft compensation, once it is fully revealed, will be quite nice.
NBA Fans React To The Massive Trade
Many feel the Wizards “gave away” an incredible player for next to nothing. Here was their response:
The Wizards are literally clowns pic.twitter.com/oszCFxgqMJ
— OddsJam.com (@OddsJam) June 18, 2023
RIP CP3’s chances at a ring
— Schlasser (@UrinatingTree) June 18, 2023
the wizards gotta be the most unserious franchise in all of sports.
— Cooyah ! (@Cooyah_) June 18, 2023
— YoJonB ∞ (@YoJonB) June 18, 2023
Lol I can’t believe it. CP3 buyout incoming?
— Josh Reynolds (@JoshReynolds24) June 18, 2023
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