NBA Offseason Guide 2022: Bradley Beal is key for the Washington Wizards

Locking in Bradley Beal is key for the Washington Wizards this offseason. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The offseason in Washington started at the trade deadline when All-Star Kristaps Porzingis was acquired from the Dallas Mavericks.

The addition of Porzingis and a healthy Bradley Beal give the Washington Wizards a foundation to build upon heading into free agency.

"One of the easiest problems I have to solve is talent playing with talent. That works itself out. I think Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis will be great in the two-man game. I think both of them are creative with the ball. Both of them know how to score, both of them have great court vision," general manager Tommy Sheppard said.

How Washington goes about acquiring talent starts with signing Beal to a $248 million contract. The guard will likely opt out of his $36.4 million contract this offseason, but has indicated that he wants to return.

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State of the roster

Roster status: Searching for stability at point guard