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During an appearance on Complex’s Load Management podcast, Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported the Wizards will likely extend a supermax extension to Beal, but it’s not immediately clear if he would re-sign. Charania added that the Lakers have shown interest in the two-time All-Star “at different points.”
Beal is under contract through the 2021-22 season and has a $37.3 million player option for 2022-23.
He told The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears in March he envisioned potentially ending his career with the Wizards:
“Wanting to have my jersey retired in Washington one day played a factor in me re-signing. Every night we walk into that arena, there’s five names up there. Those are some of the five greatest to ever touch a basketball. To be on pace to breaking the records that I am now and to be here for eight years already, that’s special. And coming into the prime of my career, you don’t know how much longer you have.
“For me, I look at Kobe, I look at D-Wade [Dwyane Wade], I look at Dirk [Nowitzki], U.D. [Udonis Haslem], how they can stay in one situation for a long time.
“I hate change. If it happens, it happens. But if I can control it, I will finish in D.C.”
Of course, circumstances can change