When Bradley Beal signed his max deal during the first day of free agency last week, the agreement also reportedly included a no-trade clause, per Bobby Marks of ESPN.
Beal is the 10th player in League history to ever have a no-trade clause in his contract. He is also the only player in the NBA with a “true” no-trade clause.
Beal becomes only the 10th player to have a no trade clause joining LeBron, KG, Melo, Dirk, Kobe, DWade, Duncan, David Robinson and John Stockton.
The contract also has a 15% trade kicker and player option in year 5. https://t.co/NcUmDcyUMM
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 6, 2022
Beal’s massive deal comes off a tough season for Washington. The Wizards couldn’t capitalize off their playoff appearance last year and struggled to a 35-47 season after Beal underwent season-ending wrist surgery in February. Beal’s max contract also ends any speculation that he wanted to leave Washington via free agency. He told Taylor Rooks that his decision was about more than money.
“If I feel like I can win in D.C., that’s what I’m gonna do, and I want people to respect that,” Beal said.
Speculation ramped up after Beal opted out of the final year of his last contract. However, the 29-year-old has complete control over his future with his current contract. The former Florida Gator averaged 23.2 points. 4.7 rebounds, and a career-high 6.6. assists per game after averaging at least 30 per game over the last two seasons.