Whenever it happens, Beal believes he is worth the maximum. “I would say, yeah. I’m not going to sell myself short,” Beal said Thursday in a telephone interview from his home town of St. Louis, where he was hosting a youth basketball camp. “I feel like I am. But it is what it is. If I get offered, I get offered. If I don’t, I don’t. I’m just going to continue to be the player I am and not let money really have any effect on me like that.”
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“I can. I can,” Beal said when asked if he envisions himself in the District for the long haul. “It’s just a matter of what the front office wants to do. I love D.C., I love being there. I love playing for the team. I was part of helping build this team so I wouldn’t just leave that easily. I’m definitely looking forward to playing next year regardless of what happens this summer. I’m still going to be wearing a Wizards jersey.”