Beal, Wizards agree to 2-year, $72M extension

"Both the Wizards organization and the city of Washington have been committed to supporting me and my family since the day I was drafted and I feel blessed to be able to show my commitment back to them", Beal said.

Wizards star Bradley Beal has agreed to stay two more years with the Washington Wizards. The deal includes a player option for the 2022-23 season and the total value could go up to four years and almost $130 million. If he does not use that option and decides to leave the Wizards, he could sign a four-year contract with a new $ 198 million team in the summer of 2021.

Brad has always made it clear to me, that in a ideal world, he would never leave Washington. "He's thrilled about all the resources that Ted is pouring into the franchise and thrilled how committed [Leonsis] and Tommy are to building something special". He delays reaching a free agency by at least a year, but he insures considerably guaranteed money for that year with the option for the following year. Beal gets the financial security now with the potential to secure another massive deal when he's still in the prime of his career, so the extension makes sense for both him and the Wizards.

Bradley Beal has signed a contract extension with the Washington Wizards, which takes him from the direct trade market. He can't be traded until after the 2019-20 season and his salary would immediately increase by 15% if he's moved while playing under the deal, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks.

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The Washington Wizards might be the laughing stock of the National Basketball Association according to characters like Stephen A. Smith, but in reality, they are taking the steps necessary to return to relevance.

He's an elite scorer, 12th in the league last season at a career-best 25.6 points per game.

Under Grunfeld's 16-year tenure as the head of the Wizards, Washington could not attract marquee free agents. There was nothing glorious that Sheppard can place on the table except to convince Beal; it's a noble thing to remain.

  • Lawrence Cooper