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Bradley Beal Just Signed A Contract Worth More Than A Quarter-Billion Dollars

Bradley Beal has just signed one of the largest contracts the NBA has ever seen. He will earn the following amount.

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With all ten years of his career, Bradley Beal has played for the Washington Wizards. During the 2020–21 season, this includes three All-Star appearances and one selection to the All–NBA Third Team. Although Beal’s name has frequently been mentioned in trade rumors, he recently clarified that he will remain in Washington for the foreseeable future.

The athlete’s $36.4 million player option for the next season was declined by the 29-year-old. Instead, when free agency got underway, he inked one of the biggest contracts in NBA history. Over the next five years, Beal will earn $251 million, including a staggering $57.1 million in the last year of the contract.

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No NBA player had ever signed a contract worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars prior to this offseason. On the first day of free agency, two already have reached that amount: Beal and Nikola Jokic, who signed a record-setting five-year, $264 million contract to stay with the Denver Nuggets.

Beal played with the Wizards for just 40 games the previous season before sustaining a wrist injury that necessitated season-ending surgery. Beal averaged 23.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 6.6 assists prior to the injury. In terms of three-point attempts and makes throughout the course of his career, he leads the Wizards.

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Over the upcoming seasons, the Wizards will now try to assemble their team around Beal. They’ve missed the playoffs in three of the five previous years, and in both of the years they’ve reached the postseason, they haven’t made it out of the first round.

They have already signed first-round draft selection Johnny Davis and guard Delon Wright from free agency. Last year, the Dallas Mavericks traded Kristaps Porzingis to the Washington Wizards. The Wizards don’t yet know how he’ll match up with Beal because they haven’t yet participated in a game together.

It’s a lot of money to commit to a single player, but the Wizards believe Beal can be a star for the next several years. He’ll be priceless if he can bring the long-awaited championship.

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