The Washington Wizards have already set their playing pieces for the NBA’s 2015 – 2016 season. However, Bradley Beal is still caught up in limbo as he hasn’t been offered something on the table that would actually cheer him up. Read on for more details.
In a report from the from CSN Washinton via Sir Charles In Charge, the shooting guard has been clear-cut in his stance that he should be offered a maximum player contract. The Washington front office though thinks otherwise. The NBA team are more than ready to come to a proposition with Beal. However, at the very moment all they can hand out to him is an extension. This uncertainty is due to the fact that Beal in his three-year career has been plagued with numerous injuries.
The report insinuated that the franchise wanted to stimulate the 22-year-old basketball player by having him play a season comparable to his 10 postseason games.
Beal in 41.8 minutes of play in the postseason averaged 23.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.6 steals.
According to Bullets Forever, Beal who belongs to the NBA class of 2012 is the only member of the class who hasn’t signed a hefty deal. The New Orleans Pelicans have already extended their franchise player Anthony Davis to a whopping $145 million five-year contract extension. Damian Lillard got a worthy $120 million contract, which is a byproduct of team mate’s LaMarcus Aldridge seeking a ring with San Antonio. Lithuania’s Jonas Valanciunas extended his stay up north with a four-year $64 million extension from the Toronto Raptors. Even small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist made $52 million four-year extensions with the Michael Jordan-owned Charlotte Hornets.
Both camps have to reach an agreement before the start of the season if not Beal will have the 2015-2016 season marked his name as a restricted free agent. In such a circumstance, the Wizards still have the right to equalize any contracts proposed to him from other teams.
Beal is a pivotal asset in the Wizards’ run and gun type play of basketball that complements John Wall a lot. Despite failing to hold on to veteran clutch player Paul Pierce, the Wizards have added Gary Neal, Jared Dudley, and Alan Anderson for the incoming NBA season.
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