All Wizards players available in trades
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Nov 22, 2018,
Nov 22, 2018, 1:37
Reports have emerged from the Washington Wizards camp that the franchise is open to trading its point guard, John Wall, after the All-Star point guard was fined an undisclosed amount for a verbal attack on the team coach, Scott Brooks during a recent practice session. Green, who has attempted to be a vocal leader within the Wizards locker room since signing with the team this past summer, challenged Wall, which led to the players exchanging words.
The Wizards do have some intriguing players, specifically Wall and Beal, but tearing apart this roster may not be an easy task. Amid the slow start, trade rumors have begun centering around both John Wall and Bradley Beal.
Since the heated practice, the Wizards have lost two games to the Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trailblazers. Just before the huddle, people who were present for the moment recounted, he said something along the lines of, "Let's get it all out". The Wizards are 5-11 on the season, with upcoming games against the Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto Raptors and New Orleans Pelicans. But of all the other 29 teams in the National Basketball Association, one makes the most sense as a trading partner for the Wizards. He is in the final year of his contract at $19 million. They have a few big contracts on the books, headlined by Wall's $170 million extension that kicks in next season. In the last three seasons, he has shot over 45% overall and over 37% from three-point range.
The 25-year old Beal, who has a much more manageable contract, is now averages 21.5 points per night. The lightning-quick point guard's contract extension, agreed to a year ago, has not even begun kicking in yet.
The Detroit Pistons are one of several potential trade partners that could look to take advantage of the Wizards' disastrous situation. The point guard is averaging 20.9 points, 7.9 assists and 2.0 steals through 16 games this season.