Bradley Beal will have a big decision to make, that of which is to opt-out of his current contract with the Washington Wizards and join another team.

If not, he may also opt-out to sign a max contract with the Wizards. But the question is will Washington give it to him?

All that would depend on the outlook of the Wizards. They have been trying to get key players but somehow they have yet to reap dividends.

They did take in Kristaps Porzingis in a trade with the Dallas Mavericks. However, the reality is that the Latvian center has yet to play a game and Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. can only say that Porzingis is on a day-to-day basis.

For now, this may not matter. However, it could be different in the eyes of Beal. Like most players, three-time All-Star wants to be on a winning team. There are teams out to get him but so far, no one has been successful.

When asked if it would be fair to say he was leaning towards re-signing with the Wizards by Chase Hughes of NBCS, Beal said that this would be fair.

"That's fair, that's fair," Beal stated.

Depending on how one looks at it, this response by Beal may be more of playing it safe. But as a Wizards fan, it also means that Beal may not entirely be bent on leaving Washington, at least not yet.

At least for the 2022-23 season, Beal could still be around. He could get a long-term deal but most know how players get sick of losing.

The Wizards got off to a fine start this season but have somehow slowed down. They sit at the 11th spot of the Eastern Conference but can still make it to the play-in tournament.

But for those hoping that the Wizards can go deep, it would take a healthy lineup and all cylinders moving for Washington to figure prominently.

Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards Getty Images | Patrick Smith

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