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Washington Wizards sign Bradley Beal to 5 - Year $251M Max Contract Extension
On Thursday, June 30th, 2022 the Washington Wizards agreed upon terms with their superstar shooting guard, Bradley Beal, on 5 - Year maximum contract extension worth up to approximately $251 million.
Beal has played his entire 10 - year NBA career all with the Washington Wizards (2012 to present), and he has now decided to commit to the Washington Wizards for the remainder of prime playing in the National Basketball Association as the star guard just turned 29 - years - old on June 28th, 2022.
Last Thursday the Washington Wizards signed Beal to a 5 - year max contract extension valued at around $251,019,650. Bradley will now average an astonishing $50,203,930 per NBA season, and all of the $251,019,650 was guaranteed total money due at the time of signing his new deal. Bradley is now scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent once again in 2027 when he will be 34 - years - old.
During the 2021 - 2022 NBA season Beal averaged 23.2 point per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, 6.6 assists per game, 0.9 steals per game, and 0.4 blocks per game. Throughout his strong 10 – year career of playing in the National Basketball Association Bradley has averaged 22.1 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game, 4.2 assists per game, 1.1 steals per game, and 0.4 blocks per game.
Beal has been a consistent scorer as well as an outstanding defender who has the ability to shut down or at the very least slow down the opposing player that he is assigned to guard on any given night.
The Future of the Washington Wizards
The Washington Wizards finished in the 12th - place spot in the Eastern Conference of the NBA last season, and they were unfortunately 8 - games out of the 10th - place spot in the East which would have got them in the final play - in tournament spot to make the 2022 NBA postseason.
Now that Beal is healthy the Washington Wizards have decided to try and fatten up their team roster with better players in order to try and make a playoff push during this upcoming 2022 - 2023 NBA season. The Wizards have signed center Kristaps Porzingis, they have traded for guards Monte Morris and Will Barton, and also added the former NBA free agent in Delon Wright.
The Washington Wizards have several other young ball players who could possibly play a role with their basketball squad too. These players include the Washington Wizard's last 4 - 1st - round NBA draft picks in guard Johnny Davis as well as forwards Corey Kispert, Rui Hachimura, and Deni Avdija.
Although the Washington Wizards are making strides in the right direction, I do still believe they are a ways out from contending in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association, but we will see if they can make the next step forward by making it into the NBA playoffs this upcoming basketball season.
Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards
- 3 - Time NBA All – Star Selection (2018, 2019, 2021)
- All - NBA Third Team Selection (2021)
- NBA All - Rookie First Team Selection (2013)
- First - Team All - SEC Selection (2012)
- Gatorade National Player of the Year (2011)
- First - Team Parade All - American Selection (2011)
- McDonald's All - American Selection (2011)
- Named the Mr. Show - Me Basketball (2011)
- FIBA Under - 17 World Cup MVP (2010)
“Bradley Beal heading back to Washington Wizards as NBA free agency opens, agent says”, espn.com, June 30, 2022.
“Bradley Beal”, basketball-reference.com, July 6, 2022.
“Bradley Beal”, spotrac.com, July 6, 2022.
Written by: David Green