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Bradley Beal on why he hasn’t signed Wizards’ extension offer yet

Wizards, Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal says he hasn’t signed an extension with the Washington Wizards because he has two years left on his deal and isn’t in a rush to sign a new contract.

The Wizards offered Beal an extension worth around $112 million this summer.

Under his current contract, Bradley Beal will make $27.1 million this season and $28.8 million in 2020-21. The two-time All-Star can make more money next summer if he makes one of the All-NBA teams in 2019-20.

Beal averaged 25.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists last season for the Wizards while shooting 47.5 percent from the field, 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free-throw line. He finished with 2,099 points, 411 rebounds 448 assists and has established himself as one of the best shooting guards in the NBA.

Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles tear. Washington wants to remain competitive in the wide-open Eastern Conference sans Wall, and keeping Beal allows them to do that.

However, the Wizards will have to consider trading Beal next summer if he doesn’t sign the extension they already offered him and if he doesn’t sign an extension next offseason either.