Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal became part of some stellar company on Sunday afternoon, joining Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with multiple 40-10-15 games in a single season.
Bradley Beal joins Oscar Robertson (1961-62) as the only players in NBA history with multiple 40-10-15 games in a season.
Beal also had 40-11-15 in a 3OT game vs the Suns on Dec. 22. pic.twitter.com/91zbqARSbA
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Bradley Beal poured in 43 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in the Wizards’ overtime loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, making 17 of his 33 field-goal attempts and draining six 3-pointers.
On the year, Beal is averaging 24.8 points, five rebounds and five assists over 37.1 minutes per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the floor, 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free-throw line in what has been the best season of his career.
But how much longer will Beal remain with the Wizards?
The 25-year-old is in the third year of a massive five-year deal worth around $130 million that will take him through the end of 2021.
With Washington seemingly looking to blow it up at some point soon, you have to wonder if Beal will be a casualty given his salary situation. The Wizards don’t seem like they want to run with the Beal-John Wall backcourt much longer, and earlier in the year, it was reported that the capital team was making everyone available in a trade.
While a Beal trade before the deadline next month isn’t too realistic, it is entirely possible that the Wizards will test the market for Beal this coming summer.
In spite of his contract, there will surely be some demand for a guard who is averaging nearly 25 points per game and can stroke the three-ball as well as Beal.
The Wizards originally drafted Beal out of the University of Florida back in 2012.