John Wall fined by Wizards for unloading on Scott Brooks


After this report from Adrian Wojnarowski, Shams Charania followed up with reports of a recent volatile practice that included Bradley Beal criticizing Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld as well as verbal altercations between Beal, Wall, Jeff Green, and Austin Rivers.

Though Wall, the number one pick in the 2010 draft and a five-time all-star, is a favorite of Washington ownership, trading him away would be hard for financial reasons.

Why would the Pistons be interested in trading for a high-end option like Wall or Beal? Including the "not exactly that big three" of John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Otto Porter. The asking price certainly won't be cheap since the Wizards know this is the one leverage they have, but luckily the Sixers are quite familiar when it comes to deal making since The Process isn't something that just happened to take place overnight. But of all the other 29 teams in the National Basketball Association, one makes the most sense as a trading partner for the Wizards.

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Well, things with the Wizards seem to being going just swimmingly. And what is better still is Beal has been the healthiest of his career in the last three seasons. The lightning-quick point guard's contract extension, agreed to previous year, has not even begun kicking in yet. A lot more than we expected at 9-8 to start the season. He will be under his new team's control for two more seasons after the 2018-19 season.

Beal could garner even more interest than Wall on the trade market given his 3-point shooting ability, a more manageable contract and that he's three years younger than the point guard. He is now earning $38.2 million this season and a four-year contract extension will kick in next season that will see him earn an average of $42 million. Over his eight years in the NBA, Wall has averaged over seven assists a game every single season, getting everyone involved in the game.