Star Bradley Beal expected to remain with Wizards in 2022 offseason

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The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to go star hunting a bit in the 2022 offseason so they can form something of a Big 3 with Joel Embiid and James Harden for the future. They want to be able to seriously contend for a title while Embiid is upright and among the best players in the league.

The addition of Harden is a good one as they now have a point guard running the offense who can get everybody organized while still being a dangerous scoring threat as well.

One player that came to mind was Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal who will be an unrestricted free agent in the 2022 offseason. The No. 3 overall pick of the 2012 NBA draft is among the best scorers in the league, but he hasn’t been able to have any type of playoff success with the Wizards and there are rumblings that maybe he is at the end of the line in Washington.

Per NBA reporter Marc Stein via his Substack, it sounds like that won’t be the case for Beal:

I’ve heard a rumble or two in recent months from parties hopeful of luring Bradley Beal away from Washington that Beal is known for saying, in essence, that he wants to be the Dirk Nowitzki of the Wizards in terms of playing only for the franchise that drafted him No. 3 overall in 2012. In an interview last week with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks, Beal stopped short of publicly promising to re-sign with Washington this summer but did strongly hint at it when he said: “If I feel like I can win in DC, that’s what I’m gonna do, and I want people to respect that.” Beal, 28, can sign a five-year contract with the Wizards in the $250 million range this offseason after officially becoming an unrestricted free agent.

Beal has been known to be very loyal to the Wizards so this should not come as a surprise. The career 22.1 points per game scorer has been known to want to try and win it in D.C. with the team who selected him. If he really does feel that way, then it will be interesting to see how he and the Wizards handle their situation.

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