Bradley Beal
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Bradley Beal has been the most important part of the Washington Wizards squad in the last few seasons as he became one of the leading scorers in the NBA.

As a result, the Wizards will try to discuss a new contract with their superstar, as Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.

“The Wizards will be allowed to negotiate a new contract with Beal, and are expected to try, according to a person familiar with their plans. But Beal has several factors to consider and, given the timing, can watch the Wizards’ offseason play out before really thinking about it. The deadline for his extension, though yet to be specified by the league, will be in the fall.”

Hughes notes that, should the two parties opt to get a deal done this season, the maximum value of such an agreement would be a four-year, $181.5M deal. 

Beal enjoyed a fascinating season with Washington, leading the franchise to the postseason for the first time in four years.

Beal averaged 31.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.4 assists, while having a shooting line of 48 percent from the field, 34.9 percent from deep and 88.9 percent from the free throw line.