Beal, 28, finished second in the NBA in scoring, at 31.3 points per game, trailing only Warriors guard Steph Curry. Beal has given no indication he would like to be traded.
Washington is coming off a first-round playoff loss to the 76ers, then changed coaches, from Scott Brooks to former Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr.
Meanwhile, the Warriors have been looking to add star power, missing the playoffs for each of the past two seasons after five straight appearances in the Finals and three championships.
“The Warriors have the No. 7 and 14 picks in next week’s draft to dangle and would likely have to add more picks along with Andrew Wiggins‘ salary to make the salaries match (in a Beal trade),” wrote Dana Gauruder of Hoops Rumors. “Golden State would prefer to keep last year’s No. 2 overall pick, James Wiseman, but it’s speculated that Washington would also want the young center as part of any package.”
Along with Curry, the Warriors are expected to have Klay Thompson back next season. Thompson has suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and torn ACL in the past two years alone.
Curry, Thompson and Draymond Green are the ones pushing the front office to find another star and make another run at a title.
Per Thompson, Raptors forward Pascal Siakam is also on the Warriors’ radar.