Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal signed a two-year contract extension back in October of 2019. Included in that contract was a player option that if declined, would open the door for a massive max contract. Beal opened up about why he hasn’t signed the max contract extension yet.
Posted Up w/ Haynes Pod: Wiz star Bradley Beal on re-signing w/ Jordan Brand & numerous other topics. Why he hasn’t signed max extension?: “I’m not gonna make that grand commitment and it doesn’t work. Ultimately you have to be selfish at some point.”
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— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) December 8, 2021
That’s eye-opening for sure. Bradley Beal hasn’t signed the max contract extension with the Wizards yet because he feels he’s been selfless by making a commitment to the team but signing the massive extension would be him being “selfish.”
Not only that, but Beal spoke about how he “has time” and he “holds the cards.” The Washington star is embracing that ability to choose where and how he wants his future to go.
There are a few interesting things to take from what Beal said. First, he really does seem committed to the Wizards, who are 14-11 and currently fifth in the Eastern Conference.
However, that commitment does seem to have limits, as Beal alluded to when he said that he doesn’t want to sign the extension with the Wizards and then the team falls into losing ways.
It also financially benefits Beal to wait longer, as he can stand to make more money in the offseason, plus that would give him a chance to see how the Wizards do in the playoffs and evaluate if he really wants to stay in Washington long-term.
Wizards’ fans shouldn’t expect Bradley Beal to sign the max extension anytime soon now they’ve gotten an eye-opening look at his thinking process. However, as long as the Wizards keep on winning, Beal should have plenty of reasons to sign the dotted line when the time comes.