Bradley Beal appears to respond to contract report
A report that surfaced on Tuesday night about Bradley Beal’s contract situation appears to have taken the Washington Wizards star by surprise.
Beal has a $36.4 million player option for next season that he is widely expected to decline. He has yet to announce a decision, but Michael Scotto of HoopsHype said on Tuesday that a league source told him Beal will decline the option. Shortly after that report was published, Beal seemingly responded on Twitter.
Wait huh? Lol
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) June 22, 2022
Beal said recently that he has made a decision about his future, but he is not ready to share it yet. Most have assumed he will decline the player option even if he chooses to re-sign with the Wizards.
If and when Beal does decline the option, he will be eligible to sign a five-year deal worth nearly $250 million with Washington. The Wizards offered him a four-year, $181 million extension last season, but Beal turned it down.
Beal, 28, would be one of the most coveted players in the NBA if he becomes a free agent. Oddsmakers have listed a surprising team as the favorite to land him should he leave Washington.