Illuminaire wrote:NO would absolutely do NAW+Hayes+Bledsoe+2021 first (assuming it's top4) for Beal.
You could probably get one more #1 out of them too, because none of that touches their core and leaves enough powder in the cupboard to finish the team. It might not be another premium pick, but a mid-first? Sure.
EDIT: On reflection, NO would definitely do more picks. Either two "premium" firsts, or the top-4 2021 and a bucket of lesser picks. I think they'd want to keep a little draft capital in the cupboard. Though if you weren't taking NAW, who the team is pretty high on, you could get more.
One thing interesting about New Orleans is that the Stepien Rule is not a factor because of the picks they have coming their way from the JRue trade. They could conceivably trade their 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 picks and still have a first round pick every other year.
New Orleans, if they land a top 4 pick, would definitely be the best trade partner for Beal. He is a perfect fit on their roster, and they have the assets (assuming they land a top 4 pick), filler, and luxtax flexibility to make a deal work with ease.
A deal starting with their 2021 top 4 pick, NAW and Bledsoe is a good foundation. From there, it's just a matter of how many extra assets the Wizards can extract from New Orleans. I'm not a big fan of Hayes, but he'd probably have to be included to make salaries match. (New Orleans has the cap room to do the deal without him, but then they'd have to renounce all of their cap exceptions which would make it difficult to fill out their roster.) I'd go hard for a 2022 pick and hopefully one more after that.
Does anybody know if they could agree to a deal in principle around draft day (using Bledsoe Hayes and Iwundu as "filler") and then alter the deal after the free agency period where they could use a resigned Josh Hart as the filler to replace Hayes and Iwundu?