Bradley Beal will seek a maximum contract from the Washington Wizards as widely expected.
Beal is a restricted free agent at the age of 22, which means he could sign a four-year deal with a rival team.
“I want to be valued the right way,” Beal said. “I feel like I’m a max player and that’s what I’m looking for. If Washington can’t meet that requirement then I may be thinking elsewhere. I’m pretty sure that they probably won’t [let me go]. At the end of the day, that’s where I want to be. I think a deal will probably get done but you just never know.”
As a four-year veteran, Beal could earn up to 25 percent of the cap. If the cap is $92 million then a max deal would pay him $23 million next season.
The Wizards didn't offer Beal a max contract extension in October.