Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal is set to leave during free agency. While on JJ Redick’s “Old Man and the Three” podcast, he admitted his inner desire to play for another team.
“I was definitely thinking as a guy,” Beal explained as he explored his free agent options. “On the other hand, I’ve been thinking about what it’s like in different teams and seeing what’s available for me.”
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“The market was what it was, and it wasn’t very promising,” Beal continued. It wasn’t necessarily what I wanted to do, but I ended up staying there and felt like it was the best decision for me.
Moreover, the Guardian of the Witches asked if he thought of playing with other stars. Redick wondered if he wanted to sign with another team. Fans mentioned the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets.
Wizards guard Bradley Beal considered leaving in free agency before signing a five-year, $251 million contract extension.
“I think. I live in the moment. And I have a phone like everybody else,” the Wizards star said. [Tatum], what if you go to Brooklyn, if you go to LA, or if you go to Denver. Yeah, s–t, sounds good. I don’t want to sit here and lie.
“Also, I know that it’s going to take time for those deals, for those things to happen. You’re going to have to put your whole team in good shape to get you where you want to be, so it’s about playing devil’s advocate, as well, getting you where you want to be and taking all of that into account. It’s part of the game. I’ve definitely given it some thought. “
Last season, in 40 starts, Beal averaged 23.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and a game-best 6.6 assists. He also shot 45.1% from the field and a career-low 30% from 3-point range.
In the year On January 29, 2022, during the Wizards’ 115-95 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Beal tore a ligament in his left wrist. The three-time All-Star has announced that he will undergo season-ending wrist surgery next month.
In July, the 10-year veteran signed a five-year, $251 million supermax contract with the Wizards. His contract includes a player option for $57,128,610 through the 2026-27 season.
Not to mention, Beal’s new contract has a no-trade clause and a 15% trade bonus. So if the guard asks to move, it cannot be accommodated until December 15th. If the 29-year-old asks for a trade, the NBA will certainly shake it up. After all, he is one of the highest paid players in the league.