Bradley Beal says he has made his mind about the future

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In an interview with The Athletic, Beal said he has made up his mind about his playing future but declined to disclose his decision, saying it would be improper to discuss any potential future contract while he’s still fulfilling his current contract.
Source: Josh Robbins @ The Athletic

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Bradley Beal @RealDealBeal23
THANK YOU, @hoopforall and the D.C. fam for an amazing day 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/GGXeOP7Su69:57 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
How do we feel about starting up the article series of free agent/trade options basketball fits with the Heat?
From Beal to Mitchell to low level free agent
More of that content or will I get yelled at for getting hopes up? lol – 8:50 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Bradley Beal says he’s decided his Washington Wizards future, but he’s keeping mum for now. Story now available online at @The Athletic:
theathletic.com/3372446/2022/0…6:15 PM

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
When asked how he expects the start of NBA free agency to go, Bradley Beal said: “Crazy probably — like it always is.”
When asked how he expects his own contract situation to play out, Beal’s response was the same: “My situation? Crazy probably.” basketballnews.com/stories/bradle…5:51 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Kentucky’s Shaedon Sharpe studies Bradley Beal’s game (and that of another Wizards great, MJ) and knows he’s a mystery going into the draft. nbcsports.com/washington/wiz…5:30 PM

Bradley Beal @RealDealBeal23
If you’re at Tyson’s please be safe and get up out of there!!!! – 3:28 PM

Bradley Beal @RealDealBeal23
Today was amazing! – 2:34 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Bradley Beal says he started on court work yesterday for the first time this offseason. His wrist is fine. – 1:43 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Bradley Beal estimates his non-shooting wrist is back to 80-90% healthy as he is now fully cleared for on-court basketball activities. – 1:07 PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
At the opening of the Banneker refurbished courts, Bradley Beal says he had his first “real” on-court workout yesterday. Says he’s got about 80% of his range of motion back in the surgically repaired left wrist – 1:04 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Speaking after the dedication of the Banneker Recreation Center courts, Bradley Beal said he returned to on-court work yesterday and is now fully cleared for basketball work following his February left-wrist surgery. – 1:03 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Bradley Beal takes the ‘first shot’ at Banneker Rec Center and says/jokes he hasn’t shot a ball since February. pic.twitter.com/g081UfYwiT12:46 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Here at Banneker Rec Center where Bradley Beal is revealing outdoor courts he helped revamp. pic.twitter.com/OaBlHDRQdl12:04 PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Out at Banneker recreation center where Bradley Beal and @hoopforall are unveiling their freshly renovated basketball courts today pic.twitter.com/s14KASE6Gn12:01 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Here are some looks at the refurbished basketball courts at Banneker Recreation Center here in Washington. The courts will be unveiled formally today by Bradley Beal, the Hoop For All Foundation, the Wizards and city officials. pic.twitter.com/yOvZByMccW11:27 AM

More on this storyline

But apparently players from other teams aren’t giving up hope. When Beal was asked by The Athletic how many players are trying to recruit him and asking him to join their teams, he answered, “A lot. A lot. You know I can’t give you names.” -via The Athletic / June 19, 2022

Payton is set to hit free agency later this month, and when asked on Saturday whether he wants to stay put with the Warriors, he kept it simple with a one-word answer. “Absolutely,” Payton said. -via Clutch Points / June 18, 2022

If Payton II and Looney return on a $6 million per year salary and the remaining roster is filled out with their first-round pick and players signed to the veteran minimum, Golden State is projected to spend $390 million in salary and tax penalties. -via ESPN / June 18, 2022