Beal, 28, suffered a torn ligament on the wrist and underwent surgery less than a month later. Per Robbins, Beal had his cast and the pins in his wrist removed earlier this week.
He has a player option worth $36 million for 2022-23 at the end of the season, but told reporters last month “it’s fair to say” he’ll be back with the Wizards next season.
Along with that, Beal will be eligible for a five-year, maximum-salary deal worth at least $245 million as a free agent this summer.
“The Wizards have expressed optimism that Beal will re-sign with the only team he’s played for in his 10-year career,” RealGM wrote. “In the past, Beal has said he wants to re-sign in Washington, but recently said both sides know what’s at stake this summer with building the team for the future.”
His scoring average dipped by eight points from last season, but he still led the Wizards in at 23.2 points at the time of the injury, and was also averaging 6.6 points and 4.7 rebounds.
Washington finished 35-47 under first-year coach Wes Unseld Jr., failing to qualify for the postseason. They own the 10th-best odds entering the NBA Draft Lottery in May.