After showing their hand and the obvious need to draft Bradley Beal, the Wizards may be trading up to ensure his availability.
Washington is considering trading the #3 pick overall, along with their second round selection (#32 overall) to Charlotte, in exchange for the Bobcats first round pick (#2 overall). The trade would ensure that Beal would be available.
If the Wizards make the deal, they would have given up three draft selections (#3, #32 and #46) along with Rashard Lewis for Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza and Beal.
Wiz General Manager Ernie Grunfeld is concerned that Cleveland may trade up from #4 to #2 to grab Beal.
Washington is attempting to show interest in North Carolina small forward Harrison Barnes as a smoke screen, but nobody is buying.
At this point, Beal is a must for the Wizards. As a fallback plan, Washington should give a serious look at signing free agent Ray Allen.