Back to the Portland Trail Blazers Newsfeed

How Bradley Beal’s max extension affects the Portland Trail Blazers

The impending class of high profile free agents in 2021 is still two years away, yet the first domino has already fallen. Bradley Beal has made the decision to commit to Washington for an additional two years on a max extension, which will take him through the 2023 season. This move could change the future landscape for the Portland Trail Blazers in several ways.

Despite the fact the Wizards have been stuck in relative NBA purgatory — not advancing past the second round in the playoffs since 1979 — Beal made a business-oriented decision to capitalize on his financial earnings while he still can.