The Washington Wizards can officially present a four-year, $181.5 million extension to Bradley Beal on Friday.
Beal previously signed a two-year, $72 million in October 2019.
Tommy Sheppard said in an interview earlier this month the team plans to offer the extension “at dawn.”
Beal, however, will take slightly more time to decide.
“My biggest thing is getting us off going to a good start,” Beal said Monday, after noting the deal is for Sheppard, team owner Ted Leonsis and his agent Mark Bartelstein to figure out. “We worry about the contract money and all that later. I’ll let them deal with it when the time comes, for sure. I got all year to sign, too. So I’m not in a rush.”
Beal could stand to earn roughly $50 million more if he waits and chooses to become a free agent in 2022. Beal will by then have reached 10 years of service in the NBA and be eligible for a contract worth 35 percent of the salary cap.