Gators in the NBA: Beal headlines six playing pro ball

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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal poses for a portrait during an NBA media day Sept. 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal drives around New York Knicks forward RJ Barrett during the first half of an NBA preseason game in New York on Oct. 11, 2019. [Kathy Willens/The Associated Press]
After inking a two-year, $72 million extension Thursday, Washington guard Bradley Beal headlines his Wizards team and is one of six former University of Florida players currently active on NBA rosters.

Beal: The No. 3 pick in the 2012 draft, Beal averaged a career-high 25.6 points per game while adding 5.5 assists and 5 rebounds per contest in 2018-19. It was also the second year in a row the 6-foot-3 guard played all 82 games.

With teammate John Wall making a slow recovery from a torn Achilles, Beal is the undisputed best player on the Wizards, who will go as their eighth-year player goes.

Al Horford: Part of a pair of NCAA championship squads (2006, 2007) on the best team in UF history, the 6-foot-10, 245 Horford is now on the third team of his NBA career after signing a four-year, $109 million contract ($97 million guaranteed) in free agency with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Horford left the Boston Celtics after three seasons and spent nine seasons with the Atlanta Hawks before that after being drafted third overall in the 2007 draft.

In 68 games during the 2018-19 season with the Celtics, Horford averaged 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

Horford — a forward/center — is still searching for his first NBA title in his 13th year in the NBA.

Udonis Haslem: A three-time NBA champion, Haslem returns for his 17th NBA season on a one-year, $2.6 million veteran’s minimum contract with the Miami Heat, the only team he’s ever suited up for.

Haslem, an undrafted free agent who originally signed with the Heat in 2003, played in just 10 games in 2018-19 and averaged 2.5 points and 2.7 rebounds per contest.

Haslem was a part of all three of Miami’s three NBA titles in 2006, 2012 and 2013 and is also the franchise leader in total rebounds. He is the first undrafted player ever to lead a team in that category.

Chandler Parsons: The 6-foot-9, 200-pound Parsons will be playing for his fourth team after a July trade from the Memphis Grizzlies now finds him in Atlanta.

Parsons appeared in 25 games in 2018-19 for the Grizzlies and averaged 7.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per contest. The former Gator is in the final year of a four-year, $94 million contract he had originally inked with Memphis in 2016.

Parsons, who turns 31 on Oct. 25, was the 38th overall pick by the Houston Rockets in the 2011 NBA Draft

Dorian Finney-Smith: Entering his fourth NBA season, the 6-foot-8 Finney-Smith entered the league in 2016 with the Dallas Maverick as an undrafted free agent. Finney-Smith has spent his career to date with the Mavs, and averaged career-highs with 7.5 points and 4.8 rebounds over the course of 81 games.

The 26-year-old is a 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward and played three seasons at Florida after transferring from Virginia Tech after his freshman season.

Chris Chiozza: The 6-foot, 176-pound guard enters his second NBA season and is now a member of the Washington Wizards. Chiozza played seven games as a rookie with the Houston Rockets where he played 4.6 minutes a contest.

Chiozza is on a two-way contract between the Wizards and the G League’s Capital City Go-Go and is expected to split time between the two teams.