Free agency, Bradley Beal, rumors, contract, deals, project, deals, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dyson Daniels

He is the loudest player and Bradley Beal says he has already decided where he will play next year.

Problem? He is not yet ready to tell anyone about it.

In an interview with AthleticBeal said it would be “wrong” to talk about a potential future contract while he is still fulfilling his current one.

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In saying this, Beal has previously indicated that he plans to stay with the Washington Wizards as the period of free agency approaches, and has yet to indicate otherwise.

This does not mean that there is no external interest, as Beal says. Athletic that “many” competing teams are interested in his services.

Teams can begin free agent contract talks from June 30 (US time), with Beal poised to drop his $36.4 million (AU$52.4 million) player option for the 2022–23 season.

In doing so, Beal will become an unrestricted free agent and is expected to sign a five-year contract worth nearly $248 million (AU$357 million) with the Wizards.

Because Washington owns Beal’s rights to the bird, they are the only team that can offer Beal five years.

On the other hand, the longest and most expensive contract Beal could sign with a rival team would be no more than four years worth around $184 million (AU$265 million).

Bradley Beal made a decision.  (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Bradley Beal made a decision. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images


But before the free agent period begins, all NBA teams will be planning for draft day, which is Friday morning. [AEST].

There could also be quite a few moves that shake up the draft order, and one of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Josh Giddy’s teams is worth a look.

ESPN project expert Jonathan Zhivoni reported The Thunder, who are also No. 2 on Friday, plan to move up from No. 12 in an attempt to get someone like Shaydon Sharp or Jayden Ivey.

The Thunder are said to be aggressively in trade talks over this pick, looking to pack it with future assets or existing OKC players to move into the middle of the lottery, with players like Jayden Ivey and Shaydon Sharp considered among the potential. the prospects they aspire to,” Zivoni wrote.

Giddy is the success story of the Thunder draft. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPSource: AFP.

While Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren and Paolo Banchero are the top three picks in this year’s draft, Ivey has fluctuated either in the fourth or fifth list.

The Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons own the respective picks, with Givony reporting that Sacramento is not Ivey’s preferred landing spot.

Bleach reportalso claims that the opposing teams believe the Thunder are “baited” by Ivey, but they won’t attack him with their No. 2 pick.

Chances are, GM Sam Presti will have to work his magic and put together an enticing package to get the Kings or Pistons to go down.


In other news, there could be a few exciting developments that could influence where Australian draft prospect Dyson Daniels lands.

Daniels is expected to enter the top 10, with both the Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans (#7 and #8) being possible destinations for the Australian.

But According to NBA insider Mark Steinboth Portland and New Orleans are two teams that could try to trade their draft picks for “winning compensation.”

Dyson Daniels could be in the top 10. Photo: Cameron Laird/FIBASource: Attached

The Washington Wizards, who have the 10th pick, are also willing to trade their pick for a “proven point guard.”

That leaves the San Antonio Spurs (No. 9 pick) and the New York Knicks (No. 11 pick) as other Daniels franchises could find themselves in the event of Friday morning trading chaos.

After all, while Daniels would fit the Trail Blazers, Pelicans, or Wizards, you don’t know if the same could be said for any other team that might have switched.

As for the possible teams that could make the move, Stein said the Memphis Grizzlies are “trying to move up,” though no specific players are known at this stage to target.

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