• Bradley Beal is aware of his options in free agency
  • The Wizards are keeping their communication lines open for Beal
  • Beal can get the most money if he signs a new deal with the Wizards

Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards knows that he is one of the top names that NBA teams will be going after in the summer.

Although he previously hinted that it would be fair to say that he could re-sign with the Wizards, anything is possible.

But for now, the 28-year-old is just taking everything in stride.

Beal appeared on the “The Draymond Green Show” and mentioned how he appreciated the fact that the Wizards were not shopping him and keeping an open mind, especially when other teams call to ask about a potential trade.

So as things stand right now, Beal is simply embracing the attention as he is aware of the interest in him by multiple teams.

“I’m kind of embracing everything,” Beal said. “So I’m not upset about the rumors, I’m not upset about, you know, teams wanting me. I feel like that’s a good thing, right?” the 6-foot-4 guard stated.

“It’s kind of funny. I’ve never been a free agent. It’s kind of reminding me of college recruiting. Like I hear every single game somebody’s recruiting me. Someone’s like tagging on me, whether it’s another player or whether it may be a coach or whoever it may be, somebody’s chit-chatting: ‘B, what you want to do this summer? What you doing this summer?'”

Beal is scheduled to make $36.5 million next season but is widely speculated to opt-out.

This would depend on his options, including potential sign-and-trade deals with other teams.

Teams who could engage in sign-and-trade deals involving the three-time All-Star include the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers.

For any of these trades to materialize, there will be players who could be involved.

Like in the case of the Heat, the names of Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro have been suggested.

The 76ers could dangle some of their current players although no names have been mentioned for now.

Should Beal opt-out of his contract, he could still choose to remain with the Wizards.

He will be eligible to sign a five-year $246-million contract--the most money he could get compared to other teams.

Other NBA clubs can only offer him a four-year deal at roughly $182 million.

Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards Getty Images | Rob Carr