NBA superstars affirm to lucrative contract extensions as free agency starts: Reports

NBA free agency opened Thursday night.

Several top NBA players agreed to lucrative contract extensions once free agency began Thursday night.


Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and Denver Nuggets center and two-time reigning MVP Nikola Jokic were among those who gave their confirmations to lucrative deals.


Beal and the Wizards agreed to a five-year deal that could pay him up to $251 million, one of the wealthiest deals in NBA history.


Technically, Beal’s deal isn’t an extension because he opted out of his deal ahead of the start of free agency. He appeared to do it with a maximum contract deal in mind.


The Wizards made the former Florida standout the No. 3 pick of the 2012 draft, and he has played for them for his entire career. He has averaged 22.1 points, 4.2 assists and 4.1 rebounds in 645 career games.


Booker has been one of the best young players because he entered the NBA, and the Suns reportedly gave the guard a supermax extension.