The Wizards guard is content to stay in DC with a near-record deal that vaults him into the quarter-billion club. Let’s dive into the details.
The third contract is a milestone for NBA stars. After a player’s rookie deal and rookie extension deals expire, the veteran payday is next.
This summer, Beal opted out of his player option to become a free agent, then inked a five-year max deal worth $251 million with the Wizards — officially the second-largest contract by total value in NBA history, trailing only Nikola Jokic’s brand-new supermax.
While the Washington Wizards haven’t been Eastern Conference contenders in a few years, there is a clear bond between Beal, the front office, and the DC area, where he remains active in the community. Sometimes, a player’s priorities are built around more than just winning a title.
With that in mind, let’s dive into the details of this historic Bradley Beal contract.
Bradley Beal Contract Details & Salary
Total value: $251,019,650
Average annual value: $50,203,930
Free agency: 2027
Estimated annual salary earnings:
That’s right: Bradley Beal has the only true no-trade clause in the NBA today. In addition, should he decide to waive that clause, he has a 15% trade kicker — the max allowed under the rules of contract structures. According to Marks, Beal is the 10th player to ever have a no-trade clause — joining the likes of LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Tim Duncan, and Kobe Bryant.
Bradley Beal’s Career Earnings
CAREER BASE SALARY EARNED: $215,970,163
TOTAL NBA SALARY EARNINGS THRU 2021-22: $215,970,163
ESTIMATED SALARY EARNINGS THRU 2026-27: $466,989,813