Washington Wizards may include John Wall, Bradley Beal in trade scenariosNovember 19, 2018
As the Washington Wizards ‘ season spirals, the franchise has started to deliver teams an impression that every player on their roster — including All-Star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal — is available for discussion in trade scenarios, league sources told ESPN.
Washington’s preference remains to reshape the team around Wall and Beal, but poor play among key teammates is limiting their trade value and paralyzing the Wizards’ efforts to make meaningful changes to a roster that no longer appears functional together, league sources said.
While Washington hasn’t shopped its All-Star backcourt, it is rapidly becoming apparent to the organization that it needs to start considering overtures for them.
Washington had hopes that forwards Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre could be centerpieces of deals that could return an impactful third star, but those players have fetched minimal interest on the market.
Coach Scott Brooks was fierce in his criticism of the Wizards after back-to-back home losses to Brooklyn and Portland this weekend.
The Wizards are just two games ahead of last-place Atlanta in the Southeast Division.
Beal, 25, could turn out to be the guard with the most value on the trade market, with his 3-point shooting ability, a more manageable contract and being three years younger than Wall.
What further complicates moving Wall is the inclusion of a 15 percent trade kicker in his deal.
Blazers guard CJ McCollum hosts his own podcast along with Jordan Schulz of Yahoo Sports called The Pullup. At the 37 minute mark, McCollum mentions that Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins could “potentially team up with John Wall and the Washington Wizards” this summer. Cousins is an unrestricted free agent this summer. You can listen to the podcast in the link below or click here. This isn’t the first time that the …