Bradley Beal is staying in The District.
After opting out of his old deal, Brad renewed his commitment to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, officially putting pen to paper on a five-year “supermax” contract.
Leaving a legacy.@RealDealBeal23 has signed a new five-year deal to remain in D.C. 💪#DCFamily
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) July 6, 2022
Brad has spent the first 10 seasons of his career with the Wizards, averaging just over 22 points per game while appearing in three All-Star games and earning All-NBA Team honors. He has built a home, a foundation and a legacy in The District of Columbia and looks forward to continuing to do that for the foreseeable future.
“I have been blessed to call the city of Washington my home and the Wizards organization and our fans my family for the last 10 years, growing as a player, a leader, a husband and a father along the way,” said Beal. “Today represents such a special moment in my life. I could not be more grateful to have the opportunity to continue to partner with Ted, Tommy, Wes and the entire organization in moving forward to achieve our dream of bringing championships to D.C. and, just as importantly, to help our community continue to accomplish amazing things together.”
Brad will enter his 11th NBA season later this year fully healthy after a wrist injury and subsequent surgery ended his 2021-22 season early. The Wizards have supplemented Brad’s star skill with numerous trade and free agent acquisitions in the last several months and look forward to the 2022-23 season with a chance to do something special in the Eastern Conference and break a four-year run without a winning record.
“Bradley’s level of talent, character and work ethic combine to make him one of the most remarkable players and people I have been privileged to work with over my career in the NBA,” said Wizards President and General Manager Tommy Sheppard. “We have built our roster to complement his all-around game and couldn’t be more excited to have him make the commitment to keep our franchise moving in the right direction.”
As Brad’s contribution’s to the Wizards on the court and the D.C. community off the court continues over the net several years, he has a chance to set himself apart in franchise and NBA history while creating a lasting legacy in the community.
“Bradley has truly established himself among his peers in the NBA, the all-time greats in our team’s history and the leaders who are making a difference in the community over his 10 years with us,” said Chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Ted Leonsis. “He has set a consistent example of hard work and dedication to develop into our franchise player and we are proud to show our commitment to having him continue to lead us on and off the court as he cements his legacy in Washington.”
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