Washington's Bradley Beal understands the expectations that come with signing a five-year, $128 million contract. ''They made a commitment to me... making me a max player,'' said Beal, flanked by Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, team president Ernie Grunfeld and coach Scott Brooks. The No. 3 overall draft pick out of Florida in 2012, Beal averaged 17.4 points in 55 games last season for the Wizards, who finished 41-41.

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