Bradley Beal was selected with the third overall pick in 2013 NBA manuscript of Washington Wizards, and since then he’s played for the franchise. But it seems the veteran shooting guard is more interested in weighing his options than committing to another long-term deal with the Wizards.
In a conversation with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports on “Posted with Chris HaynesOn the podcast, Bradley Beal reveals his plans for the future.
“I have time, so I want to keep the card now. And one, I’ve never been in this position. I almost embrace that, being able to decide what I want my future to be and where I want it to be. “
“And at the same time, I’m not going to make that big commit and it’s not working. Finally, you have to be selfish at some point and maybe for the first time in my career, 10th grade, I am. And so I’m taking advantage of it in a way. “
“Obviously, my whole commitment is to the team. I want it to work. I contributed to being here. I have committed here twice. Now, I also want to see that commitment to me that we can create a winning team here, a winning environment here. And of course, I’m part of that, so I have to make sure I’m stepping up and doing my job, too. “
For the 2021 season, Bradley Beal was offered a four-year, $181 million contract extension, but the keeper opted to wait and see how things played out with the new players brought in.
How have Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards performed so far in the 2021-22 NBA season?
No one expected the Wizards to be in a playoff slot at this stage of the season, but they are surprising the NBA community. With a 15-11 record, they hold 5th place in the Eastern Conference standings and are 2.5 games behind top seed Brooklyn Nets.
Bradley Beal is the Wizards standout player this season, but his contributions Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell have been monumental in their progress thus far. Both players were acquired through a commercial deal that brought Russell Westbrook to the LA Lakers.
The Wizards are not a team of superstars but a group filled with players who have fallen asleep, and are doing everything in their power to prove their suspicions wrong. With Bradley Beal leading the team, they could make some noise in the East.
It is worth mentioning that Bradley Beal’s average has dropped, with many blaming it on Westbrook’s absence. Brad will of course be crowned shooting champion before Stephen Curry takes over in April.
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While he is an elite level scorer, there’s no denying that Russ has made things a lot easier for him. Beal is averaging 22.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 23 games played this season.
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