The Los Angeles Lakers could be on the cusp of getting another NBA title though they do have holes in their roster. LeBron James and Anthony Davis need a third superstar though guys like Rajon Rondo have stepped up to try and be that guy.

Looking ahead, it would not come as a surprise if the Lakers target another high profile player. And one name that has been linked to the purple and gold in the past is Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. Though he is under contract under the 2020-21 season with a player option after that, there is no denying anything can happen moving forward.

The Wizards have repeatedly mentioned that Beal will be staying with them. But unless Washington finds a way to make a good run, Beal could change his mind and play elsewhere. Could Los Angeles be an option?

Beal has reportedly purchased a $6.8 million house in Los Angeles and many are connecting this with a potential move to the Lakers. The sale was reported by Variety’s James McClain, revealing the place was bought by Beal and wife Kamiah Adams.

In November 2019, Beal played against the Lakers in a game that the Wizards lost badly. It was the perfect time to see the James-Davis combo up and close. Reporters had the chance to ask him about the whole thing and what if he was part of the club. His response was not exactly that comforting, particularly for Lakers followers per NBC Sports.

"At the end of the day, there's no guarantee you'll win a championship by jumping ship. Only one team wins. When it comes down to my decision-making, I really factored that in. It looks great, but the grass isn't always greener," Beal said.

But then again, a lot has changed since then. Buying a home in Los Angeles may be something or nothing. It may not necessarily follow that he is jumping ship to join the Lakers bandwagon.

However, the Wizards cannot get too complacent. If they are unable to show any progress in the coming years, expect Bradley Beal trade rumors to spread once more.

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