Rumors and speculations are now swirling around the Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Phoenix Suns, who are reportedly having trade talks involving John Wall, Jahlil Okafor, and Brandon Knight.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been frequently mentioned in various trade rumors in the past months, mainly pertaining their desire to add a superstar to their team. The Sixers have a plethora of skilled big men, but lack talents on their backcourt. In recent trade rumors, the Sixers are reportedly interested in acquiring John Wall from the Washington Wizards.
As of now, the Wizards remained winless despite having an explosive backcourt duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal. Despite having their third loss against the Toronto Raptors, the Wizards still see themselves on the verge of something positive.
“This is not the kind of start we wanted to get out to. We went hard in training camp; we work hard in practice. This is not a testament to what our team is. The only way to get out of it and show people what we really are, we’ve got to go out there and win. We’ve got to go out there and compete,” Wall said.
According to Chris Almeida of The Ringer, it’s now time for the Wizards to trade the face of the franchise. With their current roster, it is obvious that the Wizards are not yet ready to compete for the championship title or make it to the playoffs.
In a trade scenario created by John Jones of iSports Times, the Philadelphia 76ers will be engaging in a trade deal with the Washington Wizards and the Phoenix Suns. The three-team trade would send John Wall to Philadelphia, Jahlil Okafor and Brandon Knight to Washington, and the Suns would get the 2017 and 2019 first-round picks.
If this trade becomes a reality, it will help the three teams in filling up the needs to improve on their roster. John Wall will definitely be a huge upgrade in the Sixers’ backcourt, combining him with promising talents like Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Dario Saric.
For the Wizards, Jahlil Okafor and Brandon Knight will be great contributors on the offensive end. With this trade, Bradley Beal can take the superstar spot in Washington. With the emergence of Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker, Knight’s playing time has tremendously decreased.
As most people think, the Suns didn’t pay Knight that much just to be the second option at 1. The two first-round picks will ease his departure and give them promising talents in the succeeding years.
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