Published: Thu, November 22, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Washington Wizards' Have Verbal Altercations at Practice

Washington Wizards' Have Verbal Altercations at Practice

Reports have emerged from the Washington Wizards camp that the franchise is open to trading its point guard, John Wall, after the All-Star point guard was fined an undisclosed amount for a verbal attack on the team coach, Scott Brooks during a recent practice session. Wall reportedly told Brooks "f- you" in response. First John Wall berates him in practice, and then Kelly Oubre does it during a game.

"We've got to just play with more enthusiasm, more effort, more energy", Brooks said after the 119-109 defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers. This includes stars John Wall and Bradley Beal. Considering LeBron James left the conference and the fact that the Wizards have advanced to the Eastern Conference semis in four of the past five years, they were a trendy pick in the East.

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The Los Angeles Clippers come rolling into the Nation's Capital Tuesday night to face a Wizards team in disarray.

And that was before the team's two-game losing streak. The 37% over the last three seasons sounds good, but he has gone from 40.4% to 33.9% from three-point range in that time. In the aftermath of those respective spats, Wall directed an expletive at Brooks and Beal erupted about Grunfeld. He has an upcoming contract extension that kicks in following this season. In addition, there is the inclusion of a 15 percent trade kicker in his deal, which means his salary would have to be increased by that percentage in the event of a trade which will likely put off interested teams. Through 16 games, the 28-year old point guard is averaging 20.9 points and 7.9 assists per game.

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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. "Complaining about shots, complaining about playing time, whatever it may be, we're anxious about our own s-t".

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