By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Washington Wizards re-signed one of its star players on Thursday morning. The team signed guard Bradley Beal to a new two-year deal.
Beal received a max deal of $72 million. With this extension, he will now be with the Wizards through the next four season worth nearly $130 million.
The extension begins with the 2021-22 season. The deal also includes a player option for the 2022-23 season.
During the extension’s first year in 2021-22, he will make $34.5 million at 28-years-old. The following year, during the player option, he is slated to make $37.2 million.
With the way the NBA has been trending with players during their player options, they normally decline it and become a free agent.
The 26-year-old St. Louis, Missouri native was the Wizards third overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He has spent the last seven seasons with the team.
During the 2018-19 season, he appeared in 82 games, including 82 starts. He averaged 25.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.7 blocks in a career-best 36.9 minutes per game.
In his career, he has appeared in 488 games, including 454 starts. He has averaged 19.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 34.4 minutes per game.