Bradley Beal, Wizards Agree To Two-Year, $72M Extension

Bradley Beal, Wizards Agree To Two-Year, $72M Extension

Now the Wizards need to follow through on what they've committed to Beal. And this is a very large opportunity right here with Bradley Beal.

The extension begins in 2021-22 season and includes a player option which could keep Beal with the team until 2022-23, reaping him some serious cash in the process - up to $130 million over four years.

At first, it seemed as though Beal was a bit hesitant to sign an extension with the Wizards especially since the team is in a bit of disarray.

"Why do they go other places?" general manager Tommy Sheppard said.

The timing of the option year could be strategic. Beal was drafted with No. 3 pick out of Florida in 2012.

Beal is coming off his best National Basketball Association campaign.

Bradley Beal has agreed on a contract extension with the Washington Wizards that removes one of the NBA's most sought-after commodities from the market for the foreseeable future. "I'm proud to continue leading this team both on and off the court and look forward to being part of building something special".

However, there is incentive to decline the option for the 26-year-old. Some would say he hasn't even entered his peak age. Beal also averaged a career-high 1.5 steals. "He's shown time and time again how committed he is to D.C". "All that plays a factor", Beal told The Post. There are not better players you would want to build your team around. Beal could have signed a similar extension of the one or three-year variety. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski notes that should Beal decline his option in 2022, he would be eligible to sign a five-year, $266 million contract with the Wizards, which would be the richest in National Basketball Association history. That means making All-NBA to be eligible for the supermax no longer matters. Should he leave Washington as a free agent, he'd be eligible to sign a max deal of four years for $198 million.

Beal was already owed $58 million over the next two seasons. Money-wise, things are looking for Beal. If the Wizards have a bad season again, trading in Beal should be considered.

"Washington is where I've been the last seven years, going on eight". Imagine if Wall comes back healthy and the Wizards had a third star to surround around Beal - that's a potentially lethal offense.

The franchise has not won 50 games since the 1978-79 season.

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