But despite his incredible abilities, signing Beal to that type of deal would be a bad decision by the Wizards, says Candace Buckner.
And with all that money on the books, the Wizards may have no choice but to trade Beal this offseason if he becomes supermax-eligible.
"Other very smart people have written about this already in the market, that the first task of the (Wizards' new) GM will be making that tough decision, and moving Brad," said Buckner. "Because you can't give him that supermax if he becomes eligible."
"They want to spend more reasonably and smarter, so I would be shocked. If Brad makes All-NBA you cross that bridge at that point, but I would be shocked if they want to venture down that road again."