Report: Beal likely to opt-out, sign five-year max with Wizards

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reacts after he scored a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Washington. The Wizards won 110-93. (Nick Wass/AP)

It appears Bradley Beal is set on sticking around in Washington.

The star shooting guard is expected to decline his $36.4-million player option for the 2022-23 season and re-sign with the Wizards on a five-year, $248-million max deal, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The 28-year-old has spent his entire 10-year career with the Wizards and is the franchise's leader in three-point field goals.

Beal played just 40 games in the 2021-22 regular season due to a wrist injury that required surgery. He registered 23.2 points, 6.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game in those appearances.

The three-time All-Star has averaged 22.1 points, 4.2 assists and 4.1 rebounds for his career.

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