The Washington Wizards are not having a good time right now.
Despite being led by a dynamic backcourt in John Wall and Bradley Beal, the Wizards have been putrid this season, going 10-14 in an iffy Eastern Conference. Naturally, trade rumors have heated up lately, as is usual with any talented team that's underperforming.
However, amid all that, Wall is missing Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks, and the reasoning is fishy.
Reminder, no John Wall (personal reasons) and no Jeff Green (sore back) for tonight's game.— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) December 6, 2018
Better players have been moved by better teams, so ruling a trade out involving Wall wouldn't be such a bright idea. Wall has continued his great play this season, too, posting 21 points, 8.4 assists, and nearly two steals per game. A ton of teams out there would want that kind of production on their squad (even with the poison pill contract around the corner).
Is there an answer to the chemistry issues in Washington, or are they doomed to trade Bradley Beal or John Wall?— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 30, 2018
Rival execs share how they would fix the Wizardshttps://t.co/O6f1soUoWS pic.twitter.com/YEmUEM5QDx
Who really knows, though? Maybe Wall will stay and Beal will go. Perhaps they'll both be moved. It all depends on the intestinal fortitude of the Wizards. Do they truly have the guts to scrap the whole project and start over?
Hopefully, they do. The ensuing fire sale would be absolute chaos. And what's the NBA without a little chaos?