Washington Wizards star shooting guard Bradley Beal has been recovering from a wrist surgery. In a recent interview with Ava Wallace of The Washington Post, the Wizards’ scoring guard said he’s leaning towards re-signing with the franchise.
There has been a lot of speculation about Bradley Beal potentially leaving the Washington Wizards in the past. The Florida product, however, leans towards remaining with the Wizards as he focuses on his rehab.
“This injury also gave me a mental break, a time to evaluate life, and I haven’t changed my mind-set,” the Wizards’ star told Wallace. “I enjoy being in D.C.; I enjoy being on this team.”
Beal is eligible for a contract worth $250 million this summer. He saw his numbers dropping this season after being the runner-up for the scoring title last year. He scored less this season as Washington re-imaged its roster with more shooting.
He put up 23.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 6.6 assists. The Wizards added a secondary scorer last February by sending Davis Bertans and Spencer Dinwiddie to Dallas for Kristaps Porzingis.
Both Beal and Porzingis did not play together last season, as the scoring guard has been out since early February and Porzingis played his first game with the team in March. Beal, Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma hope to enter next season healthy and ready to play.
The Wizards are hoping the three could lead the team back to the postseason next year.