WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards are reportedly closing in on five-year maximum deal with Bradley Beal, valued between $126 million and $133 million, depending on the outlet reporting.
The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Beal and the Wizards are close to reaching an agreement on a five-year, $128 million contract, citing Beal’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, as a source.
ESPN’s Marc Stein reports Beal’s agreement with the Wizards is approaching $130 million, with Stein also citing Bartelstein, while Stein’s colleague Brian Windhorst says on SportsCenter Beal is set to earn $126 million. Wojnarowski and Windhorst both say no options will be included in Beal’s deal.
All three reporters seem to indicate a deal will be reached sometime Friday.
TNT’s David Aldridge says signing Beal to a max deal would cost the Wizards $133 million, while all four reporters say, once an agreement is in place, Beal will wait until after the Wizards have had a chance to lure another high-dollar free agent before signing his next contract. This in theory would afford the Wizards the opportunity to sign a second player to a max deal under their current salary cap threshold.
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While the specifics of the deal are in flux, what is clear is the Wizards have no intention of letting Beal — who stands to earn a max deal one way or another — walk as a restricted free agent.