2022 Free Agency

Wizards' Bradley Beal to re-sign on 5-year max deal

Beal, one of the top free agents on the market, will remain in the nation's capital.

Bradley Beal is staying in D.C.

A day after declining a $36.4 million player option for the upcoming season, the Washington Wizards guard agreed to a five-year maximum contract worth $251 million on Thursday to remain with the team, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Beal officially agreed to the deal on July 6.

A three-time All-Star, Beal was the third-overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft as a 19-year-old and has spent his entire 10-year career with the Wizards.

Beal averaged 23.2 points per game, 4.7 rebounds and 6.6 assists over 40 games before a season-ending wrist injury in February sidelined him for the rest of the season. Over the two previous seasons, Beal had averaged 30.5 and 31.3 points, respectively, on the way to ascending into Washington’s top five in several career statistical categories, including points (14,231), assists (2,701), 3-point field goals (1,434) and 3-point attempts (3,851).

Beal turned 29 on Tuesday and is widely considered one of the league’s most dynamic shooting guards. The veteran owns career averages of 22.1 points, 4.2 assists and 4.1 rebounds over 645 career games with 611 starts.