Oct 27, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) points at Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) after their game at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
The Bradley Beal saga has another update, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said Beal is “very likely” to opt out of his current $36.4 million deal for next year, which would increase his salary for next year to $42.7 million.
Beal can sign a five-year, $246 million deal this offseason with the Washington Wizards this offseason, which now seems all but certain. This confirms prior speculation that he’ll sign the supermax, then decide on if he wants to stay in Washington or not at a later time.
The Boston Celtics are rumored to be a potential preferred destination for Beal if he does decide to request a trade. But there’s a lot of things that will happen between now and Beal’s decision on his future with the Wizards.