The dispute between the two best players of the Washington Wizards, John Wall, and Bradley Beal, continue to surface and is expected to affect the team’s performance in the upcoming season. Should the Wizards consider trading either Wall or Beal if they struggle next season?
The Washington Wizards might have failed to acquire their main target, Kevin Durant, this summer but they still managed to re-sign one of their best players – Bradley Beal. The 23-year-old shooting guard signed a five-year deal worth $128 million.
As the 2016-17 NBA season draws near, the dispute between Wizards guards Bradley Beal and John Wall continued to surface the web. In an interview, Wall admitted that there were times that he argues with his backcourt partner inside the court.
“I think a lot of times we have a tendency to dislike each other on the court. … We got to be able to put that to the side. If you miss somebody on one play or don’t have something go right … as long as you come to each other and talk. If I starting arguing with somebody I’m cool. I’m just playing basketball,” Wall said in a sit-down interview with CSN’s Chris Miller.
When the news spread, NBA trade rumors suggested that the Washington Wizards will trade either John Wall and Bradley Beal if their dispute affects the team next season. Several NBA teams were linked to the Wizards guards, including the Philadelphia 76ers.
“The Wizards have one of the most talented backcourts in the entire NBA with the duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal. However, there is some obvious discord between the two-star guards, and one could be on their way out. Beal may have signed a huge deal this offseason, but the team could definitely move him.” Nick Brown of 12up reported.
It is undeniable that the Philadelphia 76ers need a quality shooting guard to bolster their backcourt. As of now, the Sixers are still finding the right trade partner to release either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor.
Trading for Bradley Beal might be too expensive for the Sixers, but having him on their roster will assure them of a better season. So far, there is no official confirmation if the Wizards will trade either John Wall or Bradley Beal. The 2016-17 NBA season will show if the Wall-Beal dispute will bring a bad start in Washington.
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