NBA Rumors: Wall Feels Beal Will Sign Contract Extension With Wizards
As far as John Wall is concerned, the chances of seeing Bradley Beal sticking it out with the Washington Wizards is high. This is after the 26-year-old guard was given a three-year $111-million offer, something that he has until October 21 to sign.
For now, there is no telling what Beal would decide as far as his NBA career is concerned. Some feel that he could explore the market and try his luck with other teams while there are some who believe it would be best for him to stay put with the Wizards. And one guy who believes the latter is the case is John Wall, his teammate for 7 years, NBC Sports said.
"Brad's a very smart guy. He's going to make the best decision for himself and the organization. He enjoys D.C. I mean, he won the Community Assist Award for all the things he did here. He loves playing with me."
For purposes of security, it would have been a big boost if Wall would talk to Beal about it. But the 28-year-old NBA All-Star made it clear that he will in no way counsel the 6-foot-5 guard. He believes that with the success that the two-time all-star guard has garnered with the Wizards, the fleeting success is something that should weigh in heavily on whether he signs on the dotted line or not.
"At the end of the day, you never know. You can sign an extension like I signed an extension and then an injury can happen or something years later," said Wall.
Wall signed his own supermax contract back in 2017 but found himself sidelined with a ruptured Achilles tendon. It is expected to keep him out for most of the coming NBA season, yet another reason that could push Beal to consider his current state than risk joining other teams. At the end of the day, it may all boil down to whether he wants to succeed as an individual or win an NBA title.
Last month, Forbes.com singled out how a contract extension makes no financial sense for Beal. Should he opt to wait until next summer, he could tack another four years and $154.6 million onto his current deal. Doing the math, that is over $40 million in additional guaranteed money.
What seems to be clear is that Beal has options. And even if Wall believes he will sign on a dotted line, it all depends on which makes more sense both in terms of money and his NBA journey.