On Monday, the Washington Wizards announced that Rui Hachimura and Troy Brown had their rookie scale contract options extended for one more year. For Hachimura, he is getting a third year. And for Brown, it is his fourth.
This news is not unexpected. Both Hachimura and Brown were first round draft picks by Washington. NBA first round draft picks get two-year rookie scale contracts, with options to extend them for up to two more years. Since both players have been playing significant roles for Washington, it would be news to see one of them NOT get the extension.
In other news, the Wizards also declined options on Jerome Robinson and Moritz Wagner according to Fred Katz of The Athletic DC. This is also not that surprising since Robinson and Wagner were brought on to fill in the bench, and have been inconsistent during their time in Washington.
The Wizards have declined the fourth-year options on Jerome Robinson and Moe Wagner, sources tell @TheAthleticDC.— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) December 28, 2020
Congratulations to Hachimura and Brown on earning their extensions.