Washington Wizards Hope to Finalize Three-Year Extension with Beal
The Washington Wizards have no plans to trade Bradley Beal in the near future.
Despite taking massive steps back each of the past few years and set to play out the entire 2019-20 campaign without the services of All-Star point guard John Wall, there are no plans in the nation’s capital to hit the reset button. In fact, the Wizards are willing to provide Beal with whatever contract imaginable to convince him to stay put long term.
“Bradley Beal has two years left on his deal and the Wizards have not given up hope on signing him to an extension,” said Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. “They have had a three-year, $111 million extension on the table for him to take in any form. Does he want two years? Three years? Any form he wants. They’re waiting for him. They are nowhere near the idea of moving Bradley Beal. They want to continue to try to rebuild around him. Get John Wall back healthy.”
Ironically, many teams believe that Beal will be very much available in trade this season.
“If he got on the market would bring back an absolute ransom because if you want to improve your team in a dramatic way, he’d be the guy. But Washington is not doing that. They still want to re-sign him.”
The Wizards had a front office makeover this past offseason, bringing in Tommy Sheppard to replace Ernie Grunfeld as the team’s new general manager. It would be quite the splash if in Sheppard’s first year with the organization, he opts to move a franchise centrepiece of the calibre of Beal.
Then again, it’s the NBA, and crazier things have happened in the past.