In Beal’s case, a $36.4 million player option is much more certain to be declined. Even if Beal simply re-signs with the Wizards, he can increase his 2022-23 salary to the projected max of $42.7 million. Per Wojnarowski, Bradley Beal is very likely to decline the option and re-sign with Washington on a five-year deal worth a projected $248 million that would take him through age 33.
Source: Kevin Pelton @ ESPN
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Sunday notes on a Saturday: NBA free-agency period more about trade season for Heat. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Also: Tucker loses a suitor?; Beasley-Chalmers again a thing; Gabe’s goals; some Beal; Jovic’s youth; numerology, more. – 9:13 AM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Do you have faith in the Wizards
organization to build a contending team? That’s the question Bradley Beal must answer as he approaches one of the
biggest decisions of his career. New post-draft pod out now:
https://t.co/8J44hAevb7 pic.twitter.com/B86DaEK5lV – 4:03 PM
Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
WASHINGTON WIZARDS PICK JOHNNY DAVIS OF WISCONSIN #10
SNAP GRADE: B
@David Thorpe: Relentless driver and scorer who defends as well. Knows how to play and should play pretty quickly. Wiz building a solid core via draft and need a star if they move Beal.
https://t.co/LIiDCynK7i pic.twitter.com/aq5w9Z7WDA – 9:09 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
As rumors keep heating up, especially when it comes to the Lakers, the odds keep changing. This time it’s concerning Bradley Beal’s next team, via @bookies: pic.twitter.com/r7BG9pSoNP – 6:04 PM
More on this storyline
Quinton Mayo: Bradley Beal is truly undecided as to what is next for him. Now a lot of people would come back to that comment and say, well, he has a very large incentive to return to the team in DC. He also has made a ton of money already through 10 years of NBA basketball. -via Blue Wire Podcasts / June 24, 2022
Quinton Mayo: I think watching Boston get to the NBA Finals and then seeing a guy like Jayson Tatum, who is his young bull, play at the highest level, that did something to him. -via Blue Wire Podcasts / June 24, 2022
Josh Robbins: Wizards president and general manager Tommy Sheppard said the team plans to meet with Bradley Beal at the beginning of free agency on June 30. -via Twitter @JoshuaBRobbins / June 24, 2022