Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards says little about freedom agency, but wrist progress

In a couple weeks, Bradley BealThe future of's might be a lot more clear.

Washington's star isn’t tipping at this point.

Saturday, when asked about his expectations for the beginning of free agency, he said: “Crazy likely — like it always was.”

He answered the same question when asked about his contract situation. Crazy probably.”

The Wizards' offseason depends on Beal's decision. Beal has the option to become a player next season. However, he said earlier this year that he was open to resigning with Washington. There are many other teams that would be happy to have him.

This was evident when Beal was asked about the number of people who have tried to recruit Beal to their teams.

He said, “A lot.” “You know that I cannot give you your names,” he stated.

Beal was in Washington Saturday to cut the ribbon on the Benjamin Banneker basketball court renovation project. Beal, the 2018-19 NBA Cares Community Assist Award winner, spoke to the children that he wanted the courts be something everyone could enjoy.

“When I started playing, I was your size, and this is where it all started,” he stated. “We were out playing outside from sunup till sundown.”

Later, Beal was questioned by reporters about what his presence at that event indicated about his commitment in Washington.

He said, “I don’t intertwine them.” It's the love I have received since day one. Since my rookie year, the city has been there for me. I'm now in year 11, and it's that same love. I've always tried to repay that love in some form or another.”

Beal turns 29 in a month. He has been playing his entire career with Washington. In each of the six previous seasons, Beal averaged at least 22 points per match. He also had a career high of 31.3 point average in 2020-21.

The Wizards traded Russell Westbrook Beal was the undisputed team star before last season. Beal averaged 23.2 points per game but his season was cut short when he underwent surgery on his left wrist in February. Washington finished 35-47.

The Wizards were acquired Kristaps Porzingis Beal was down around the same time, so if Beal remains, they'll get to see the pairing in action. At Saturday's event, Beal seemed a bit rusty. He failed two attempts at a ceremonial shot before he finally succeeded.

He said that his recovery from the wrist operation went well. He claims he is able to return 80-90% of the range of motion he had before.

He said, “The rest will be strengthening and stuff.” “I am now cleared to perform court duties, which is great.”

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