Right now, Bradley Beal is the main man for the Washington Wizards franchise. And fortunately for them, Beal is committed to staying.
"If I can retire in this jersey, I will. I’m all about loyalty,” Beal said earlier this week.
After the deadline, Grunfeld committed to keeping Beal long term.
And Beal has communicated his commitment to Grunfeld, as well.
With Wall lost for the next 12 months at least, the next item on the Beal's agenda: Tampering and recruiting.
“I hate super teams,” Beal said. “Like everybody, just get your own team and just try to win with what you’ve got. But it’s like you need five All-Stars to win, especially to beat Golden State at this point."
Beal is unsure who he will be targeting, but after dumping Porter's gargantuan contract the Wizards have some financial flexibility.
“We moved some pieces during the (trade) deadline that gave us a little bit more freedom in the offseason to do some things. So, I’m gonna try my best,” Beal said.
While Beal has a sense of confidence after speaking with management, the fate of the franchise remains in the hands of Leonsis and Grunfeld.
While believing he can win with anybody, Beal admits there is still a long way to go.
“But it’s not gonna be easy. It’d be naive to say that. I’d be naive to say it’s been a great year," he said. "Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.”