Report: Wizards plan to offer Bradley Beal massive extension

Josh Luckenbaugh
June 19, 2019 - 8:01 am

The Wizards may not have a full-time general manager in place — and won't until after the start of free agency at the earliest — but they reportedly have long-term plans with All-Star guard Bradley Beal.

Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Wizards are preparing to offer a Beal a three-year, $111 million contract extension this summer, which would keep him in D.C. through the 2023-24 season. 

"Everybody in the league has tried to get at Bradley Beal. They are not trading him," Wojnarowski said on ESPN's NBA Mock Draft Special Tuesday night. He's eligible for a three-year, $111 million extension later in July, and right now I'm told it's the team's intention to offer that up to him."

It wouldn't be the supermax extension Beal would have been eligible for if he made All-NBA, but it shows the Wizards are serious about keeping their best player and not dealing him to a contender. The Pelicans reportedly showed "sincere interest" in acquiring Beal before making the blockbuster deal which sent Anthony Davis to the Lakers, and remained interested if the Wizards were willing to negotiate.  

However, it appears the Wizards have no intention of letting Beal go for now. In fact, they want him to serve as a cornerstone for the franchise's future.

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