Bradley Beal could become supermax eligible this offseason if he is an All-NBA selection, but that may not secure his future with the Washington Wizards.
“My biggest concern, just like I tell everybody else, is just making sure that we’re going in the right direction. It’s easy to secure money. Money is not the problem,” Beal said. “I already have one max contract, and I can live off that and be cool. So, money is not the problem.”
The Wizards are between general managers after firing Ernie Grunfeld, which adds to the uncertainty of the situation.
“It’s, what are we gonna do here moving forward?” he said. “It starts with getting a new GM and building up our team this summer. I’ll definitely give it a lot of thought. It’s not an easy decision. It’s not a simple one, either. So, (it’s a) game of chess this summer.”
Beal told The Athletic at the end of March that he has “no idea” whether he would accept a super-max offer if the Wizards were to extend it to him.
“I try not to (think about it),” he said. “I’m not gonna be naïve to it. I know about it. But … I haven’t even gotten that far, because I need to figure out what we’re gonna do in this offseason, where we’re going, which direction we’re going.”
Ted Leonsis has told Beal he wants him to remain involved in the team’s offseason plans.