The Washington Wizards have signed All-Star guard Bradley Beal to a two-year contract extension worth $72 million bringing his contract total to four years $130 million with a player option. Unless Beal is traded, he will be a member of the Wizards franchise until 2022-2023 season when he can opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent.
Beal has been a member of the Washington Wizards since he was drafted by the team in 2012 with the third overall pick. In 488 career games, Bradley Beal has averaged 19.8 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game, and 3.7 assists per game appearing in the NBA All-Star Game the past two seasons.
In his two All-Star seasons, Beal has played all 82 games averaging 24.1 points, 5 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals.
Bradley Beal has been the source of trade talks since the beginning of last season with there being reports that the guard is interested in being traded to the Miami Heat. However, the Wizards have been steadfast saying they do not plan on trading their All-Star guard though we’ve heard teams say this about players before. It will be interesting to see how long Bradley Beal remains a member of the Wizards roster I’m sure Wizards fans feel the same way.
The Washington Wizards could be in for a tough season as they will be without their All-Star point guard John Wall as he is expected to miss the 2019-2020 season following an Achilles injury he suffered last season. Though the Wizards make some solid moves this offseason in an effort to compensate for their loss drafting Rui Hachimura out of Gonzaga in this year’s draft, while acquiring veteran guards Isaiah Thomas and Ish Smith via free agency.
We’ll see how the 2019-2020 season plays out for the Wizards as their season will tip off next Wednesday on the road against the new look Dallas Mavericks.