WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Wizards organization furthered its investment into the future, exercising the fourth-year contract option on Bradley Beal and third-year contract option on Otto Porter on Tuesday.

“Bradley and Otto are both big pieces of the core group of players that we will build around as we continue to improve our team,” said Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld.  “We look forward to them playing significant roles in our success both now and in the future.”

Beal, 21, finished second on the team in scoring with 17.5 points per game in 2013-14, his second season since being selected 3rd overall by the Wizards in the 2012 NBA Draft. He shot .419 from the field and .402 from three-point range, while averaging 3.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 34.7 minutes per game.

Porter, 21, average 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds over 8.6 minutes in 37 games in his rookie season, since being drafted 3rd overall in the 2013 NBA Draft. Porter made great strides in the offseason, earning First Team honors in the 2014 NBA Summer League after averaging 19 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, on .469 shooting from the field.

 

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