Report: Knicks executive trying to recruit Bradley Beal through backchannels

Jonathan Sherman
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The New York Knicks are looking to get back to their former glory, and it appears that at least one member of the team’s front office believes Bradley Beal is the star that will help them do that.

According to a recent report, a top Knicks executive is trying to slyly recruit Beal.

“Knicks top executive World Wide Wes (William Wesley) is reportedly recruiting Bradley Beal to the Knicks through backchannels,” Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reported.


“ESPN radio host Michael Kay, who works for the station that broadcasts Knicks games, cited a ‘very good source’ while dropping the news on his show last week.


“’The Knicks have World Wide Wes on their side,’ Kay said. ‘And he’s been in the ear of some of Beal’s people and he’s kind of nudging them that this might be a time to push for a trade.’”

Beal is widely considered to be one of the best players in the NBA despite the fact that his Washington Wizards currently hold one of the worst records in the league.

He’s currently averaging 32.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.

If the Knicks could somehow acquire Beal, he would quickly become the face of one of the most iconic franchises in the NBA.

Whether or not their pursuit yields any results remains to be seen.

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Jonathan has worked as a sports writer covering NBA and NFL news since 2017. He's a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Vikings.