Wizards Showing ‘Willingness’ to Trade John Wall and Bradley Beal
Where to next for Wall and Beal?
After a 5-11 start to the season that coach Scott Brooks has called “embarrassing,” the Washington Wizards appear to be open to exploring all of their options in terms of roster construction moving forward. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the organization has been signaling to other teams that every player on its roster is available via trade — including All-Star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal.
The Wizards tried moving other players on the roster in order to find a third star to complement Wall and Beal, but the talks reportedly fell flat.
Wall, who’s making an average of $42 million per year over the next four seasons, would have his contract increase by 15 percent if he were dealt in a trade. Beal has two years remaining on the 5-year, $128 million deal he signed following the expiration of his rookie deal.