Although he has recently rejected his player optionIt doesn’t look like Bradley Beal will be leaving the Washington Wizards in this free agency. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, a journalist from ESPNAt this time, everything indicates that the escort is going to renew with the capital by means of a contract of 248 million dollars in five seasons, which, except for a future transfer, would link him to the franchise for a long period of time.
According to the most recent rumours, Beal has been clear about where he’s going to play next season for some time now, and is simply trying to keep his decision under wraps until the time comes. In recent statements he may have given some clue about it, because, when asked about his future, he asked that people respect his decision to stay in Washington if this was finally his way forward: “What I know is that in the end I will go where I think I can win. That will be my decision. If I think that can happen in Washington, this is where I will stay, and I hope that people respect it.
Bradley, chosen by the Wizards in the third position in the 2012 draft, has been trying for years to turn the capital project into a winning one, but he has not always received the necessary help to do so. Despite his sensational level and his great scoring data, his team have only reached the playoffs in one of the last four seasons, and they also did it to fall without putting up too much resistance against the 76ers in the first round. Despite the numerous movements and transfers, the squad has not finished being competitive on a regular basis, something that they will hope to change now that it seems that they have managed to retain their star.
Beal comes from averaging 23.2 points and 6.6 assists in the last season, figures, especially scoring, below those he had been signing in previous years. The shooting guard was only able to play 40 games due to wrist surgery he underwent in February, which left the Wizards with no options to fight for a spot in the postseason.
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