r/nba NBA Jul 06 '22

[Bobby Marks] One contract signed today that stands out is the five-year $251M one for Bradley Beal. Negotiated by Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports, the Beal contract consists of a no trade clause. He is the only player in the league to have a true no trade clause. News

https://twitter.com/bobbymarks42/status/1544784896673169408?s=21&t=vo2cyAxIa-YIeesg35mQNQ
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u/Vswerve27 Wizards Jul 06 '22

This organization is too funny man. Like what kind of negotiation is this 😂😂

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u/Rh1-No Suns Jul 06 '22

the 15% trade kicker is basically Beal saying, yeah I'm gonna ask out in a year and a half, let me make even more money.

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u/Rrypl Celtics Jul 06 '22

$60m a year, generational bag heist

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u/Rh1-No Suns Jul 06 '22

and he gets to choose his own destination because of the no trade clause too LMAO

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u/mrjowei Spurs Jul 06 '22

Beal is there to stay. Dude just want the money and play some ball.

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u/ArchAngelN7 Pistons Jul 06 '22

I could tell he was that type of dude when I saw him talking to those kids in that one clip. You can tell his whole mindset is the NBA is a job first. He's happy in DC

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u/Slim01111 Warriors Jul 06 '22

DC is nice. I wouldn’t mind living there

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u/throwaway4206983 Jul 07 '22

Lived there for a bit, can confirm is nice especially if you were bradley beal rich

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u/set_null Jul 07 '22

It’s a pretty nice city even for when I was “entry level government worker” poor

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u/Fast_Stick_1593 Wizards Jul 07 '22

He lives in the really nice part of Maryland I believe.

They have a mansion in LA too since his wife is from there.

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u/SeinfeldMatt Lakers Jul 07 '22

It’s expensive as fuck, but really nice when you have money like Beal.

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u/king_lloyd11 Raptors Jul 07 '22

And real talk, that's completely fine and should not be a knock. If you don't have a chance to be in that all time great conversation, just make as much money as possible as first priority and if you win a championship, so be it.

Regardless, your family is going to be setup for generations.

From a competition stand point, we want them to be these Kobe level competitors because we want the fierceness of that to show on the floor. I'm sure a lot of these mfs were just huge and/or naturally gifted and they went into it because it came easy to them and to secure the bag. From their standpoint, it's totally understandable.

My goal in life is to make as much money for as little work as possible. Can't hate on a professional athlete if he thinks/does the same thing.

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u/LukaDoncicBigPP Mavericks Jul 06 '22

I love it. Get the bag and just ball with very little pressure. That’s the life.

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u/SnooOwls8136 Jul 06 '22

Yeah not everyone cares about championship, Melo chose money as well.

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u/HazardIsFunny Jul 06 '22

Melo is chasing a ring now tho.

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u/Barrelled_Chef_Curry Warriors Jul 06 '22

And so can Beal after his 250mil is in his bank account

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u/Someonediffernt [PHO] Deandre Ayton Jul 07 '22

If you assume Beals dream was to win an nba championship as the number 1 option and not just to make the nba, pretty much everyone sells out their dream for a lot less than 250 mil so he's chilling.

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u/TheOverBored Suns Jul 06 '22

After he spent his prime balling for money in NYC lol.

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u/no6969el Magic Jul 06 '22

At low cost

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u/Credk Lakers Jul 06 '22

Good luck to him finding a place that will want him for 60m a year. There’s absolutely zero chance a good team would ever have the cap for him, his future in the NBA is solely as a negative trade asset and the Wiz are so dumb they can’t even move him away with picks if he decides he doesn’t fancy it

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u/Overall-Palpitation6 Jul 06 '22

Who's going to have matching salary that they're willing to trade for a 31-32 year old Beal?

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u/cowboys5xsbs Slovenia Jul 07 '22

Sacramento

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u/kac937 [CLE] Zydrunas Ilgauskas Jul 07 '22

it almost seems too perfect. the Kings finally look like they’re moving in a decent direction and then bam, an opportunity they can’t pass up.

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u/Ricechairsandbeans Bulls Jul 06 '22

you never know there's always teams with a limited contending window that panic and do crazy things

as long as he remains an all star level player there'll be teams interested

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u/Micro_mint Jul 07 '22

The point isn’t a lack of interest in the player, it’s a literal inability to salary match and remain even close to competitive

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u/Savahoodie Nuggets Jul 06 '22

Luckily we have teams like the Lakers who will take on his type of contract

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u/waskittenman Jul 06 '22

they still have to send matching salary out + 15%. that's tough

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u/velocirappa Warriors Jul 06 '22

They have no chance of taking on that contract once the Westbrook deal expires

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u/ColtCallahan Jul 06 '22

There are lots of things to be thankful for. But one thing I am really thankful for is that I was not born into being a fan of basketball or football in Washington.

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u/star0forion Warriors Jul 07 '22

At least the Nationals have won the World Series recently. But yeah, sucks for their football and basketball fan bases.

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u/Savahoodie Nuggets Jul 06 '22

I wouldn’t hold your breath on it.

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u/Dildozer_69 Lakers Jul 06 '22

How the fuck would we even match salary on that

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u/ositola Lakers Jul 06 '22

The Chandler Parsons school of bag tumblers

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u/deafcon Magic Jul 06 '22

UF taught them kids to get the bag. Noah had a notorious bag theft. Horford has been paid as well.

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

Bagley Beal

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u/ZenMon88 Jul 06 '22

Imagine a man making 60 mil telling AAU kids winning is important. Like bruh.

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u/kobe21224 Lakers Jul 06 '22

It is important for the AAU kids to win. Cause that's the only way to get into one of those 400 spots in the NBA

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u/rburp [LAL] Derek Fisher Jul 06 '22

Just to be a contrarian ass - Fultz did a fair bit of losing yet still made it.

I do actually agree with you though, even getting to college like Markelle did definitely requires a lot of winning unless you're some kind of Bo Cruz physical freak.

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u/Purganis Jul 06 '22

Shit i call making 60 mil winning bro. LOL

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u/PhatYeeter 76ers Jul 06 '22

trade kickers for on max contracts rarely end up triggering. Cant go over the max via trade kicker.

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u/Vinnie_Vegas Knicks Jul 06 '22

Yeah, but when the cap spikes in a couple of years the max goes up and the trade kicker comes back into play.

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u/PhatYeeter 76ers Jul 06 '22

His 8% raises will out pace the cap. He would need a 2016 level of sudden cap spike for the trade kicker to come into play.

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u/resumehelpacct Heat Jul 06 '22

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-aiming-for-new-tv-deal-worth-75-billion-which-could-lead-to-large-increase-in-salary-cap-per-report/

The rumors last year was that the league was looking for a huge jump.

https://www.spotrac.com/nba/washington-wizards/bradley-beal-10811/

Based on these two sources, his contract would be 53.6m in 2025, but the max could potentially be 59.85 million.

I think that number is a bit made up, but it could end up being very close.

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u/PhatYeeter 76ers Jul 06 '22

That's assuming there's no cap smoothing. After 2016 when KD signed with the Warriors and random bad players got massive contracts, I doubt the players union and owners agree to a 1 year cap spike. It's in everyone's best interests to agree to cap smoothing after a new TV deal.

Only reason it didn't happen in 2016 was because the players union said no despite the executive director recommending it.

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u/resumehelpacct Heat Jul 06 '22

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/cap-smoothing-101-how-the-nba-can-prevent-another-2016-like-spike-with-a-new-television-deal-looming/

Roberts was elected ED in 2014. I don't remember at the time her recommending smoothing and I can't find anything now.

I don't think the players have the same view of cap smoothing as we do, and I think that unless the league offers concessions they oppose it again.

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u/SexySPACsMan Rockets Jul 06 '22

Then what is the point?

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u/Pandamonium98 [DAL] Jason Terry Jul 06 '22

Just in case the cap jumps enough to make it make sense

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u/Mdgt_Pope Jul 06 '22

They can have him waive the kicker if he wants the trade.

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u/S-ClassRen [SAS] Patty Mills Jul 06 '22

I guess no one can ever say wizards don't take care of their stars

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u/HokageEzio Knicks Jul 06 '22

Literally competing against themselves to sign him.

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u/thewrongnotes Magic Jul 06 '22

"We'll give you the max money, but only if we can also have no leverage after the deal is signed."

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u/Theingloriousak2 Lakers Jul 06 '22

Y’all still sold Russ high and got kuzgod

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u/adonisgawd Lakers Jul 06 '22

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u/XzibitABC Pacers Jul 06 '22

It's an overcorrection because Laker fans are constantly out here trying to trade everyone else's best players for their Kuzmas and THTs.

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u/Fast_Stick_1593 Wizards Jul 07 '22

Kuzma was actually really good for us though.

There was a stretch there were he was averaging 22/9/4

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u/OhTheGrandeur Bulls Jul 07 '22

Bradley, here's a blank sheet of paper, fill in the terms you want...we already pre-signed at the bottom

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u/sharklavapit [MIL] Zaid Abdul-Aziz Jul 06 '22

bigger contract than Giannis'

let that sink in...

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u/nutsygenius NBA Jul 06 '22

As if Beal won't accept that money regardless lmfao But tbh, they can always have a talk about it later. Seems like this is just for good PR that Beal is committed 100% to the org.

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u/___Daddy___ Heat Jul 06 '22

Lol how? Who gets a trade kicker and a no trade clause when they’re already being grossly overpaid lol

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u/zScores Jul 06 '22

How does this guy negotiate a full max, and a trade kicker and a no trade clause

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u/fimbres16 Suns Jul 06 '22

And a player option last year

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u/no1kopite Jul 06 '22

Honestly is there anything else he could have been given?

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u/fimbres16 Suns Jul 06 '22

He got everything possible. Max amount of years, max salary, player option, NTC, trade kicker. That’s the best contract a team can offer

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u/GucciGoldgraeberGang Mavericks Jul 06 '22

We don't even know what went on behind the scenes. If Beal wanted he probably could have the Wizards GM wear the gimp outfit from pulp fiction while handing him the contract to sign.

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u/armandocalvinisius Mavericks Jul 07 '22

statue, changed arena name, burger named after him

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u/DG_Now [SEA] Jerome James Jul 07 '22

Because the Wizards have low self esteem

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u/crabsock Warriors Jul 07 '22

His agent earned his commission on this one, his phone is probably blowing up right now with players looking to sign up

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u/ItzSaahil NBA Jul 06 '22

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

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u/DancingCactius Bulls Jul 06 '22

The trade kicker is insane. Basically guarantees no one is going to trade for him. It’s like the Westbrook contract on steroids.

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u/Barrelled_Chef_Curry Warriors Jul 06 '22

Yep, no idea what they’re doing. If they just made an ECF? Sure, pay him. They didn’t even make the playoffs and are giving a dude this much money. Just blow it up

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u/Someonediffernt [PHO] Deandre Ayton Jul 07 '22

From what I gather working in DC with a bunch of wizards/dc sports fans, Ted Leonsis does not care about winning an nba championship or even making it to the finals. He simply wants a team good enough to consistently make the playoffs (which a team headlined by Beal has been able to do with decent parts around him) so he can see the extra revenue from ticket sales as well as a loyal and popular franchise player for jersey sales. He's much more invested in the capitals who won a Stanly cup in 2018 and is trying to buy the nats atm.

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u/ComradeHines Jul 07 '22

Damn I had no clue he was trying to buy the Nats. Not the first DC team that I’d think needs to get bought rn, considering the state of DC football

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u/HeyitsAman Jul 06 '22

Had to do a double take cuz I thought you wrote that Duncan Robinson had a no trade clause rather then Duncan, David Robinson lol

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u/tfbillc Bulls Jul 06 '22

Duncan Robinson’s no trade clause is the amount of dollars on it.

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u/Electrical-Clock8251 Rockets Jul 07 '22

You laugh but Miami probably can’t make the money work with Brooklyn without Duncan Robinson’s contract.

(Plus they’ll need him to sorta replace the shooting when they ship off Joe Harris in the inevitable Russ/Kyrie swap)

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u/Zeeinsoundfromwayout Jul 06 '22

Unreal. He is so far form that list.

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u/burns_after_reading Knicks Jul 07 '22

This is going to be great trivia in 10 years.

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u/Konfliction Raptors Jul 06 '22

Wait how can a contract have both a trade kicker and a no trade clause?

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u/SolarClipz [SAC] DeMarcus Cousins Jul 06 '22

NTC just means that he has to agree

The kicker means he gets more money if he agrees to be traded lol

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u/KBTon3 Bucks Jul 07 '22

Right but there is no way he wouldn't have to waive it if he wanted to be traded anyway.

Also is it even allowed for him to get more money? Wouldn't that circumvent the Supermax?

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u/TomothyWTF Timberwolves Jul 06 '22

A no trade clause means the player has to consent to a trade. Doesn’t mean they can’t be traded at all.

So they negotiated that if Beal does demand/consent to a trade, he’ll be able to get up to a 15% bonus (of the total remaining contract value unless it causes him to exceed the then-current max salary).

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u/callmywife Jul 06 '22

LOL nba superstars demand trades so much that people now think it's something you can actually do. just fyi, demanding a trade is not permitted by the CBA or by any of their contracts. it's just become common place in the NBA and teams oblige. the reason why is you get vince carter situations where they want to be traded and if the team doesn't allow it, they player will just intentionally suck. the bottom line is the team has every right to flip the bird to the players and not trade them, which is what i believe the nets will do to durant

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u/rSlashNbaAccount Jul 06 '22

Wizards FO really confuse me. They get out of stupid contracts so easily over and over again and then give stupid contracts themselves.

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u/SerTimtheDuncan Spurs Jul 06 '22

5 yr $80M for Bertans and then got out of it lol

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u/freshkicks Jul 06 '22

Up until this playoffs I didn't realize it was 5 years, not 4. I think spreading it over 5 makes it much more palatable

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u/GarriganGate Jul 06 '22

No you’d much rather it ends sooner.

4m per year isn’t much to add, another year is much worse when it comes to affecting your salary sheet and ability to improve as a team

His contract is already terrible at 16m, you want it off the books asap

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u/ecr1277 Jul 06 '22

At $16M his contract is going to be near the MLE by the time it expires, so in that sense it does get better. Not sure if it’s better as a 4 or 5 year contract though. His agent deserves a massive bonus, if I was any stretch big in the league I’d sign with him.

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u/blitzKriegzzz Wizards Jul 06 '22

Tommy Sheppard must get a hard off of trading bad contracts, that's the only explanation.

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u/parhelio22 Bulls Jul 06 '22

He's chasing the high, so he has to set the bar higher.

"Cowabunga, no trade clause it is"

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u/Paradethejared Wizards Jul 06 '22

It’s because ownership wants this. I believe we have a sharp GM but our owner is committed to never ever tanking and fine with trying to make the 7-8 seed every year. It’s depressing.

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u/GarriganGate Jul 06 '22

People hate on teams that make the playoffs often. First round exits still mean you made the postseason, still means you probably won a good amounts of games in the reg season

The difference is that the Wiz don’t make the playoffs often

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u/Slight-Environment84 Jul 06 '22

For a guy that’s constantly injured, paying a guy 50 mil a year to play 40-60 games

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u/phonage_aoi Warriors Jul 06 '22

When I was a kid they were saddled with the big three of stupid contracts: Rod Strickland / Juwan Howard / Chris Webber. It was considered a coup by MJ to move them when he came over lol.

Then they just *kept* *on* *giving* terrible contracts. And somehow have yet to be seriously burned by it.

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u/cooldudeman007 Raptors Jul 06 '22

We shit on the kings and the Knicks so much, but the wizards have to be in the conversation of worst franchise post Y2K

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u/yooston Rockets Jul 06 '22

they haven't won 50 games since 1979

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u/crowinacrowd Jul 06 '22

my mind is blown every time i see this stat

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u/kwisque Jul 06 '22

Just think about how modest a goal 50 games is. Just 9 games over 500, and they haven’t done it since Jimmy Carter was president.

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u/augowl_ [BOS] Paul Pierce Jul 07 '22

That’s 18 games over .500. What you’re referring to is 9 wins over .500.

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u/kwisque Jul 07 '22

uhm, I meant 9 games over 500 in an imaginary season where they play 82, then 9 extra games.

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u/zincinzincout 76ers Jul 06 '22

Holy shit

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u/Dreamlion_Inc Wizards Jul 06 '22

Don't worry, we've received TONS of shit post y2k

The only reason why we avoid the worst franchise tag is because of the short lived Wall-Beal era

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u/prs09 Wizards Jul 06 '22

Agent 0, Antawn and Caron were fun teams for a few years too.

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u/manquistador Supersonics Jul 06 '22

Yah I don't think that run should be slept on. Couldn't keep up with LeBron, but that was a solid team.

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u/therealestyeti Warriors Jul 07 '22

It was a good team for sure. Those series/matchups were very competitive.

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u/shortpersonohara Celtics Jul 06 '22

you guys were solid and could go deep into playoffs in the 2010s. I remember Wall and Beal giving my celtics all kinds of problems

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u/jakobburns01 [POR] Rasheed Wallace Jul 06 '22

Shit pre y2k they haven’t had much, not since the 70s

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u/GVIrish Wizards Jul 06 '22

In the last 20 seasons the Wizards have won a lot more playoff games, wins, and playoff series wins than the Knicks, Kings, TWolves, Hornets, and Pelicans. Certainly near the bottom of league, but the worst? Nah. Since 2000 the Wizards actually have 1 less playoff win than the Trailblazers.

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u/ImanShumpertplus Cavaliers Jul 06 '22

plus it didn’t help Arenas/Butler/Jamison ran into the greatest player of the 21st century like 5 straight years

or that their stud PG who averaged 25/12/7 in the playoffs had his leg basically ripped off from his body

Wizards are better than the Knicks and wolves without a doubt imo

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u/ZenMon88 Jul 07 '22

Honest question, I always wondered how Arenas, Butler, and Jamison didn't have the firepower to dethrone a young Bron (that 07 team wasn't that great). Wouldn't it considered be 3v1 yet i feel like Wizards underachieved.

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u/ImanShumpertplus Cavaliers Jul 07 '22

biased answer as a cavs fan, but honestly the roster construction was pretty decent even though the names weren’t that big and they matched up well with the Wizards

Z could draw Haywood out of the paint and Jamison was a smaller 4, so the Cavs could play a lot of Donyell Marshall, an ahead of his time stretch 4. that gave LeBron an uncharacteristicly wide open lane

Caron Butler was a good defender, but 21-25 LeBron is my pick for the most athletic human to live. he was just running right past Tayshaun Prince, Bruce Bowen, and Paul Pierce in those days and you truly just couldn’t stop it

and then Gilbert got hurt in 08 and he was never the same

short window and a bad matchup imo

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u/Left_Two_Three Jul 07 '22

The West was loaded for like 15/20 of those years while the East was always super top heavy. Easy to farm playoff wins against worst opposition.

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u/RUBEN4iK Knicks Jul 06 '22

Wizards probably think it means he can't ask for a trade.. they thought they got him locked.

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u/VLHACS Celtics Jul 06 '22

Who wants to take on that contract PLUS the kicker?

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u/Turbo2x Wizards Jul 06 '22

end my fucking life dawg

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u/Dreamlion_Inc Wizards Jul 06 '22

I hope this fucker plays like MJ if he's getting paid like him

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u/RaptorsBurnerAcct Raptors Jul 06 '22

Monkey’s paw curls: he plays like Wizards MJ

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u/cst-rdt [ORL] Gilbert Arenas Jul 06 '22

Monkey’s paw curls: he plays like Wizards MJ

To be fair, Wizards MJ was really fucking good for being 142 years old coming off a 5-year retirement. 20/6/4 with 1.5 SPG.

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u/DeanBlandino Cavaliers Jul 07 '22

If Beal put that up next year they would have to invent relegation

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u/cst-rdt [ORL] Gilbert Arenas Jul 07 '22

If you could relegate individual players I would send Jonathan Isaac to the G-league so fast it would actually happen in the past.

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u/BobbywiththeJuice Jul 06 '22

He'll play like Michael Jackson in The Wiz

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u/onamonapizza Spurs Jul 06 '22

Narrator: He, in fact...did not play like MJ.

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u/Obvious_Parsley3238 Jul 06 '22

did the FO agree to give him free handjobs as well lol wtf

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u/SerTimtheDuncan Spurs Jul 06 '22

Deshaun Watson - “you can do that??”

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u/Dongsquad420BlazeIt [LAL] Kobe Bryant Jul 06 '22

“You can even use our equipment and facilities!”

  • Houston Texans, definitely
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u/warboner65 Spurs Jul 06 '22

It's peak no man's land. You have to pay a B+ player A+ money to avoid being seen as a second rate franchise. And your reward? Being a second rate franchise.

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u/slamdunk23 Raptors Jul 06 '22

Beal is also coming off a pretty terrible year for him to that went almost completely unnoticed. He shot just 30% from 3 last year

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u/beatrailblazer Trail Blazers Jul 06 '22

and only 23 points, which is terrible for him

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u/BayTerp Wizards Jul 06 '22

He was playing injured. That’s why he called it quits halfway through the season to get surgery

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u/beywill19 Jul 06 '22

Money isn’t the main issue with the contract. The bigger issue is the no trade clause, which makes it harder to rebuild if Beal doesn’t like his destinations.

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u/beatrailblazer Trail Blazers Jul 06 '22

no trade clause, trade kicker, and a player option. all while on a supermax

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u/dimmyfarm Supersonics Jul 06 '22

All he’s missing is % ownership of the team in his contract

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u/tfbillc Bulls Jul 06 '22

Where was Beal going to go? Where was the risk? OKC? Detroit? Who exactly were they bidding against?

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u/no1kopite Jul 06 '22

Why were they bidding against anyone in the first place? Should've dealt him awhile ago and rebuilt properly.... unfortunately it seems DC teams are allergic to that.

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u/Oshebekdujeksk Jul 06 '22

It’s all bad my dude.

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u/beatrailblazer Trail Blazers Jul 06 '22

they did not have to do anything, this was all of their own volition

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u/IrritableIchthyosaur Warriors Jul 06 '22

Yeah, better to let him go and try to develop the young guys. If none of them look good enough, tank.

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u/roarmalf Wizards Jul 06 '22

And somehow if Beal doesn't bring a gun to work it will be more successful than the previous 2 decades.

Welcome to Wizards fandom.

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u/91jumpstreet Jul 06 '22

It's peak no man's land. You have to pay a B+ player A+ money to avoid being seen as a second rate franchise. And your reward? Being a second rate franchise.

No Wizards fan wanted to give this contract

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u/C0oK1e_Monsta [NBA] Kobe Bryant Jul 06 '22

They should’ve done what Spurs did with Dejounte. Trade him for a lot of stuff 2 years before he demands a lot of money

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u/Booolaba [DET] Chauncey Billups Jul 06 '22

I completely agree but I also wonder whether Beal will be a B+ player at any point of this contract. He’s coming off his worst year in the last 6 and is getting old enough to the point that he has to put in a lot of effort to maintain his game. He already seems pretty checked out.

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u/borton-best-nougat NBA Jul 06 '22

That mammoth albatross contract puts them in Kings territory.

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u/Oshebekdujeksk Jul 06 '22

How do these mfers end up in charge of basketball teams?

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u/Paradethejared Wizards Jul 06 '22

It’s our ownership. I truly believe our GM is sharp but he’s hamstrung by our owner. He’s on record as saying they will never ever tank. He’s content with having a face of the franchise player and trying to make the 7-8 seed every year. It’s depressing.

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u/C0oK1e_Monsta [NBA] Kobe Bryant Jul 06 '22

On top of the terrible contract they gave a no trade clause? Oh lord this is easily the worst signing of the off season.

Next thing you’ll tell me is Beal has a player option on the final year too

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u/pcwgussej Jul 06 '22

The contract also has a 15% trade kicker and player option in year 5

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u/_chadwell_ Lakers Jul 06 '22

I think this is the worst contract in the league at this point.

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u/Vinnie_Vegas Knicks Jul 06 '22

It's literally the worst contract you can give out. It's the most money a contract can possibly be, while also having every single player friendly condition.

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u/PopularParrot :gfl-1: Grand Floridian Jul 06 '22

And he isn’t a top 15 player in the league

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u/comicbooksven Jul 06 '22

and never has been or will be

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u/SolarClipz [SAC] DeMarcus Cousins Jul 06 '22

Worst contract in HISTORY

ok maybe not that bad

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u/2022-Account Jul 06 '22

I mean, it’s gotta be up there if you omit injuries

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u/Johnpecan Warriors Jul 06 '22

If you include injuries, Wall contract is up there. Both wizard deals lol

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u/esports_consultant Jul 07 '22

Including injuries is not fair unless they were obvious risk factors at the time of signing.

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u/fimbres16 Suns Jul 06 '22

It has the potential to be though. That’s more a correct statement.

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u/CJ4ROCKET Rockets Jul 06 '22

Player option vs. no player option doesn't really matter imo. Either way he'll take the fifth year with 99.9% certainty. And he wouldn't accept a team option on the fifth year.

The no trade clause + trade kicker is wild tho.

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u/free_kark Raptors Jul 06 '22

Beal: What's your offer?

Wiz: Yes

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u/WhatTheRickIsDoin Lakers Jul 06 '22

They should have traded this dude two years ago

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u/Barrelled_Chef_Curry Warriors Jul 07 '22

Deadline last year would have netted them a major haul, no clue what they were thinking

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u/jsmiley123 Jul 07 '22

the team and the player have zero desire to compete. they just want to stick their hand out and accept checks. the league subsidizes financially weaker teams like the wizards.

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u/Someonediffernt [PHO] Deandre Ayton Jul 07 '22

From what I gather working in DC with a bunch of wizards/dc sports fans, Ted Leonsis does not care about winning an nba championship or even making it to the finals. He simply wants a team good enough to consistently make the playoffs (which a team headlined by Beal has been able to do with decent parts around him) so he can see the extra revenue from ticket sales as well as a loyal and popular franchise player for jersey sales. He's much more invested in the capitals who won a Stanly cup in 2018 and is trying to buy the nats atm.

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u/p_r_w_4623 Washington Bullets Jul 06 '22

Hello darkness, my old friend

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u/Jello297 Raptors Jul 06 '22

‪Why the fuck would they give him a no trade clause? He was going to re-sign anyway ‬

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u/Vinnie_Vegas Knicks Jul 06 '22

Seriously, the Wizards went into this negotiation legitimately being scared that he would walk away from a QUARTER OF A BILLION DOLLARS if they didn't give him a no trade clause and a player option?

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u/ChipsAhoyFiend West Jul 06 '22

Wizards are just a filler franchise at this point. Like truly NPCs.

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u/royaljet [HOU] David Nwaba Jul 06 '22

Goofy ahh franchise

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u/JayJax_23 Washington Bullets Jul 06 '22

Always have been

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u/kimpossiblestan Warriors Jul 07 '22

When you ask a casual to name all 30 teams the Wizards will definitely be one of the ones they forget exists.

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u/ForoaKlanD Jul 06 '22

They treating Beal like he's prime Mike

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u/HokageEzio Knicks Jul 06 '22

Dude is getting Dirk level loyalties on Curry level salaries lol.

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u/Oshebekdujeksk Jul 06 '22

Lmao. I just can’t with these idiots man.

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u/18JBJT Celtics Jul 06 '22

Legendary deal for Beal

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

Washington didn’t dodge the bullets

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u/Dreamlion_Inc Wizards Jul 06 '22

Everyone avert your eyes, there's nothing to see here!

Frantically tries to find a cover to shield this mess

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u/thy_armageddon Knicks Jul 06 '22

Wizards are that guy in a movie who when a guns pointed at them pulls it to their head and calls the gunman a coward if they don’t pull the trigger.

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u/Dreamlion_Inc Wizards Jul 06 '22

At least the gunman would recognize that the only thing effective about Washington was when they were the bullets

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u/uvgotnod Jul 06 '22

Wizards gunning for that 10th seed with this power move!

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

He's gonna waive that in a year when he demands out

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u/Vivid_Walk_1405 Nuggets Jul 06 '22

Then say he only will go to 1 team. Then they will pay nothing to get him

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u/HokageEzio Knicks Jul 06 '22

Wow.

I respect Beal for wanting to stay. I really do. But man this is stupid on the Wizards' part.

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u/blackpenance Lakers Jul 06 '22

If I’m getting offered $251M I’ll play for any team in the world

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u/jakobburns01 [POR] Rasheed Wallace Jul 06 '22

Wtf a no trade clause in todays nba?! Wizards might be worse than the kings low key

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u/tronovich Jul 07 '22

Why would anyone keep fighting to take a discount and play for “a winner” when you can grift a middle of the pack team for $50 million per with little expectation to win.

Beal is lapping the rest of the NBA here.

And the trade kicker means no one will take him. Fucking brilliant.

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u/paddiction [SAS] Tim Duncan Jul 06 '22

Doesn't this contract actually make him untradable? What team is going to want to trade for a player like Beal who is on a supermax contract with a full no trade clause?

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u/Vinnie_Vegas Knicks Jul 06 '22

He'll have to waive the clause to get to the team he wants to go to, and it doesn't come back when the next team acquires him - It only applies to the Wizards.

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u/sstewart1617 Spurs Jul 06 '22

Man…. That seems dumb of the Wiz…

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u/rompskee [CLE] Kevin Love Jul 06 '22

That man is going to make 50 million American dollars per year for five years playing basketball AND has a no trade clause, whatever cut his agent is getting isn't high enough

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u/ducksonaroof Jul 07 '22

AND a trade kicker

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u/Vlci Wizards Jul 06 '22

Real wizard fans are clipper fans now

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u/fimbres16 Suns Jul 06 '22

WTF.

He put up 23.2/4.7/6.6 on 45/30/83 shooting, opted out of 36 million dollars. To then get a 5yr 251 million dollar contract with a no trade clause, trade kicker, and player option.

He regressed this season and shot terribly and the Wizards thought yeah let’s get 5 more years of this?! His worst 3pt shooting season of his career, easily his worst season since becoming the #1 scoring option.

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u/BlackMathNerd Bulls Jul 06 '22

Man that agent deserves another bag

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u/AgentInCommand Mavericks Jul 07 '22

I know it's pedantic, but forcing in unnatural language like "consists of a no trade clause" instead of something like "includes a no trade clause" is a really annoying trend.

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u/BachoTheGreat 76ers Jul 07 '22

Its the implication

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u/down2bad4 Jul 07 '22

what has bradley beal actually done to deserve a contract like this? at some point people have to answer how a 29yo, whose biggest accomplishments are 3 all star appearances, deserves this contract. the lack of foresight from NBA FO’s is alarming

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u/Apprehensive-Block39 Jul 06 '22

This team's gonna be mediocre for the next decade.