ecuhus1981 wrote: jayrehme wrote:
Sublime187 wrote:The question is why? You know you are not contending, trade him for young players or picks. Idiotic front office....
" If you were looking to build a team, Brad would be the type of player anyone would want to start with,"
To Sublime187's point, the rationale is not clear when the player is not interested in re-signing. The countdown is on, the Wizards have 2 years before the chance that he leaves them with nothing in return. Every month that goes by will diminish his value, and if it comes to a trade demand as I assume it will, his value will immediately lower.
You can say that he's waiting to see whether he's supermax eligible next summer, and that's a valid point. The numbers he posted were impressive last season, no doubt. But I just can't wrap my head around a team that's not even threatening for the postseason, having a player finish on an All-NBA team, even the third team. The people that vote on this award know that compiling statistics on a listless team does not merit consideration.
Bottom line, a statement from Brad saying that he intends to stay would go a long way toward quelling the rumors, and Beal has been curiously silent.
A statement like this?
Why do you think Beal has been silent?
He’s never been some Antonio Brown-type character who posts his whole life on social media. In fact I don’t think he’s thrilled to see his contract negotiations out in the open for public discussion. Dude is a lowkey family man, plus he and his wife just had their second this summer so pretty sure he’s got other things to worry about.
But where you’re wrong is that Beal has actually made many statements over the past year ; and all of them were consistent in their message, he wants to stay in DC and rumors of him wanting out are false . Look up anything he’s ever said since the media started this trade speculation
It’s this simple: Beal can secure an additional year of guaranteed money if he signs an extension next summer - instead of 3/$111M the deal goes up to 4/$168M. And there’s always the supermax possibility which, if he qualifies would be a whopping 5/$254M.
I don’t see why he needs to make a statement about something like this .. first of all it’s generally considered vain for pro athletes to openly talk about wanting more money - even though we all would do the same in their positions (esp someone like Beal who had injury concerns early in his career), it’s considered a bad look.
Secondly , Beal and his agent have met with the Wizards numerous times throughout this process. Even if he doesn’t sign now they know what he’s trying to do, the details will stay behind closed doors.