Washington Wizards star guard Bradley Beal is set to be a restricted free agent this summer, leaving open the possibility he could sign with a new team.
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Beal Gunning for a Max Contract Monday, May 23
Beal confirmed to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post he wants a max contract this offseason and will consider playing elsewhere if the Wizards don’t offer him one:
I want to be valued the right way. I feel like I’m a max player and that’s what I’m looking for. If Washington can’t meet that requirement then I may be thinking elsewhere. I’m pretty sure that they probably won’t [let me go]. At the end of the day, that’s where I want to be. I think a deal will probably get done but you just never know.
Beal can begin fielding offers from other teams on July 1, and the Wizards would have 72 hours to match any deal. A max deal for Beal would likely be in the range of $23 million per season, assuming the cap settles in at $92 million next year.
Per Castillo, the Wizards have two major aces in their …
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