Wizards' Wall fined, subject of trade talks


The disconnect between Wall and his teammates has increased throughout the Wizards' struggles, league sources said.

The Washington Wizards aren't ruling anyone out in trade talks, including their All-Star backcourt.

Although Washington may be floundering during a 5-11 start to the season, there is a belief that the team has zero plans to move on from either of its franchise cornerstones, based on conversations with multiple league sources who have familiarity with the Wizards and how their front office operates. Wall apparently boiled over to the point of cursing out Brooks after the coach pleaded for more intensity, and according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that earned him a fine from the team. The Wizards are also hoping that Otto Porter and/or Kelly Oubre could net them a third star in a trade, though interest league-wide has been low, per Wojnarowski.

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Obviously, Washington still has plenty of time to turn things around since it's only the middle of November, although there are no guarantees things are going to get better.

"I think this is the deepest team we've had and I feel very comfortable with this team", Wall said, via Yahoo Sports. Last season, they were eliminated in the first round in six games. You've got Philly, they got their pieces. Starting in 2019-20, Wall is slated to make $38.15 million, and by 2022-23, his age 33 season, that number jumps to $47.3 million. Beal, 25, is signed through the '20-21 season at an average rate of $25 million per season.