The Washington Wizards tried to tie Bradley Beal for a long time. They offered a contract extension so that the player survived in the capital. Wizards announced this today, Thursday 17 October 2019 local time.
Both parties agreed to sign an additional two years of cooperation. According to Adrian Wojnarowski’s report, ESPN , the value reaches US $ 72 million. The contract itself will be effective from 2021. With the option of the last year in the hands of players.
This collaboration emphasizes the importance of Beal for the Wizards. They have continued to rely on it since it first appeared in 2012. Wizards even dared to offer a maximum contract with a duration of five years in 2016 to keep Beal afloat.
“Bradley is a reflection of high character, a player who prioritizes a team that represents our fans and our city and we are very pleased to extend his contract,” Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said in his official statement. “This agreement closes a very productive season break with our new leadership structure that intelligently and efficiently advances the club in a positive direction.”
At present, Beal still has the remaining two-year contract from his old contacts. He could actually become a free player in 2021. However, he chose to extend his contract so that his service period would be longer. At least he can play with the Wizards until 2023. Even if he takes the player’s options.
During this time, Beal’s contribution to the Wizards was fairly large. Theists know that. Head Coach Scott Brooks, too.
In the 2018-2019 season alone, Beal carried a burden on his shoulders. Especially considering John Wall who was injured. Beal performs one full season without ever missing. He scored an average of 25.6 points, 5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.5 steals.
The overall shot percentage (FG%) of Beal reaches 47.5 percent. With overall shot effectiveness (eFG%) it touches 54 percent. While true shooting percentage (TS%) 58.1 percent.
Despite his desperation, the Wizards failed to penetrate last season’s playoffs. Beal was forced to take a day off first. However, his enthusiasm to rise never goes out. He wants to deliver the Wizards to return to regular post-season matches in 2019-2020.
With the extension of the contract, the spirit of Beal is higher. Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports revealed that his client likes to settle in Washington. He will get ready to carry out the new season.
“Brad always told me that in a perfect world, he would never leave Washington. He felt he had an obligation to be a focal point in turning Wizards into an elite team. He is very pleased with all the resources Ted has poured into the club and happy how committed (Leonsis) and (General Manager) Tommy (Sheppard) are to building something special. “
Over the past two seasons, Beal has mobilized everything. He played longer than other NBA players. Beal has never missed a regular match. And now he is ready to do it again. (put)