Wizards make All-Stars Bradley Beal, John Wall available via trade
The Washington Wizards are out to a sluggish start to the 2018-19 season. They have dropped 11 out of their first 16 games played.
This has seemingly pushed things to a point where the franchise now appears to be willing to move on from every player on the team, including their All-Star backcourt of point guard John Wall and Bradley Beal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
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As the Washington Wizards’ season spirals, the franchise is making every player on its roster — including All-Star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal — available to discuss in trade scenarios, league sources told ESPN on Monday.
It has progressed to the point where the team has now considered blowing up their roster. The organization hopes to just restart the entire situation. The Wizards hold one of the league’s worst defenses that have given up 116.9 points per contest. It has compounded into a situation where things have progressively gotten worse as the season has rolled along.
Meanwhile, this could be an attempt for the franchise to get out of Wall’s massive contract. His deal is a four-year, $169.3 million extension that begins next season. This will pay him north of $37 million over the next four years, which includes a $46.8 million salary for the 2022-23 season.
Meanwhile, Beal could fetch a large amount of interest due to his scoring and shooting ability that could prove to be a major asset elsewhere. He is currently in the third year of his five-year, $127.1 million deal that runs through the 2020-21 season.