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2-2, 2nd in Southeast
Wizards leaned on Beal to reshape franchise (1:15)

The Hoop Collective: Beal's Extension, Zion's Potential, Carsen Edwards

On the day of an "NBA-shaking" move, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss the Bradley Beal extension and how it affects the rest of the league. Plus, the crew breaks down Buddy Hield's pointed comments, the potential of Carsen Edwards (18:34), if Zion Williamson's preseason success will translate to the regular season (27:34), if Kyrie Irving is already dictating orders in Brooklyn (39:29), the underrated draft day trade that could alter the league for years to come and much more.

Stephen A. sends his condolences to Bradley Beal (0:36)
Woj: Beal wanted to make it work in D.C. (1:16)
Williams: The East could be open for Wizards (1:18)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The Bradley Beal contract ($71.8M over two seasons starting in 2021-22 with a player option in 2022-23) now represents the 7th player (Kyle Lowry, Draymond Green, Eric Gordon, CJ McCollum, Damian Lillard and Dwight Powell) to sign a veteran extension this off-season and 17th overall under the 2017 CBA. Under the 2011 CBA, Beal would only have been eligible to sign a two-year $64.1M extension. Except for a player signing the Designated Player Veteran Extension, the change in rules now allow a player to sign for more years (total of 5 vs. 4) and greater percentage increase in the first season of the extension (120% vs. 107.5%).

Bobby Marks ESPN 

As part of the extension, Bradley Beal has a 15% trade kicker. The guard also has unique language when it comes to the player option in 2022-23. From when the extension is signed and until June 2022. Beal can decline or exercise the option. Because a player option is excluded when factoring in the value of the trade bonus at the time of the trade, opting-in to the last year would increase the bonus owed. The trade kicker could range between $6-9M. Beal is not eligible to be traded until after the 2019-20 season because the first year of his extension is greater than 5% from his 2020-21 salary. Beal will also receive a 50% advance of his $34.5M and $37.3M (if he opts-in) salary up front when the extension begins. Beal currently has two-years left ($27.1M and $28.75M) on the original $127M max contract that was signed in 2016.

Hachimura, Wagner shine for Wizards in preseason action (1:32)
Hachimura cleans up miss with putback dunk (0:22)
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China protesters vocal at Wizards, 76ers games

Effects of the NBA's strained relationship with China are being felt in NBA arenas in a pair of games in the United States featuring the Guangzhou Loong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.


Hoop Collective: Lowry Extension, Beal's Value, Porzingis

Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon break down Kyle Lowry's contract extension and what it means for Toronto's approach this season. Plus, the crew discusses Bradley Beal's trade value (18:42), if the Warriors will eventually trade D'Angelo Russell (30:22), how Kristaps Porzingis will perform this season (38:50) and more.

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Ejected Morris: Knicks won't be pushed around

Marcus Morris was ejected from the Knicks' preseason-opening win Monday night over the Wizards after bopping Wizards forward Justin Anderson on the forehead with the ball.

Morris tossed after swinging elbow, hitting Anderson on head with ball (1:20)
Robinson throws down in transition (0:30)
Wagner's impressive finish at the rack (0:17)
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In-game wagering coming to Capital One Arena

Bookmaker William Hill will open a sports book at Capital One Arena, home to the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards, allowing fans to place bets inside the arena at the sports book or via a mobile app.

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Wizards' Thomas has surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Two-time All-Star Isaiah Thomas had surgery to repair a ruptured radial collateral ligament in his left thumb and will miss 6-8 weeks, the Wizards announced.

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3-time NBA champion Livingston retires at 34

Veteran NBA guard Shaun Livingston, who came back from a devastating knee injury early in his career to become one of the league's savviest players, has retired at age 34.

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Points Per Game114.010th
Rebounds Per Game42.427th
Assists Per Game26.36th
Points Allowed116.92nd

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