Thomas Bryant re-signs with Wizards

By 106.7 The Fan

While NBA free agency wasn't supposed to begin until 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, the league, it's media partners, pundits, players, agents, and fans, like a bunch of rowdy children on Christmas morning, couldn't wait. In a frenzy of activity that might be considered illegal under the league's rules, there were a ton of moves being completed far too early. 

The Washington Wizards re-signing of center Thomas Bryant was a move that actually was announced after the official beginning of free agency. 
The Wizards acted fast (but not too fast) to secure Bryant's signature on a three-year deal worth $25 million, per multiple media reports. 

Big fella!!!!!!!! Get ya bread ----

— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) June 30, 2019

Bryant, a restricted free agent, came to Washington last July after the team claimed him off waivers after making just 15 appearances his rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 21-year-old center saw most of his action in place of the injured Dwight Howard, he started 53 games last season averaging 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in 21 minutes per game.  

After signing Bryant, Washington is right around $116 million in salary, some $16 million under the luxury tax threshold.

Bryant taking a 3-year deal allows him to hit the market as an unrestricted FA at just 24 years old. Very rare for someone so young to become unrestricted. If he improves at the rate that he hopes, he can that means he could be good for at least two more significant contracts

— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) June 30, 2019

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