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Bradley Beal Says Teammates Playing With Different Goals Are Hurting The Wizards: "A Lot Of My Teammates Are Fighting For Minutes, For Survival. Trying To Stay In The League. It's Tough To Manage That Because Everyone Has A Different Agenda."

Bradley Beal Says Teammates Playing With Different Goals Are Hurting The Wizards: "A Lot Of My Teammates Are Fighting For Minutes, For Survival. Trying To Stay In The League. It's Tough To Manage That Because Everyone Has A Different Agenda."

The Washington Wizards suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, blowing a 35-point lead against the Californians, earning plenty of jokes and criticism from everybody around the NBA community. 

A team that started dominating the Eastern Conference has become an inconsistent one, trying to find their identity in the middle of the season. After landing interesting players in the offseason, the Wizards were expected to improve their level, but things haven't worked as desired for the 10th ranked on the standings. 

Following their incredible loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Bradley Beal, the star of the team, reflected on the current moment of the squad, claiming that the upcoming trade deadline is messing up with players who want to stay in the league past that date. 

"A lot of my teammates are fighting for minutes. They're fighting for a spot, they're fighting for survival in a lot of ways, trying not to be traded, trying to stay in the league, trying to get another contract," Beal said, via NBC Sports.

"So, I get it from the business standpoint and it's tough to manage that from different roles because everybody has a different agenda in a way. Once we have a committed group to what's important and winning, then I think that's what's going to change."

This is a complex situation for the Wizards. They've been making big trades in the past two seasons, and it's normal that the players think it could happen again this campaign. They have several players trying to get a new contract, including Montrezl Harrell, Thomas Bryant, Raul Neto and Aaron Holiday. 

Beal is ready to give the team another chance and see if they can compete, but if they don't make it to the top 6 of the conference, the shooting guard could seek another opportunity with a different organization. Washington needs to pull it together and recover the level they had at the start of the season. If that happens, they'll become a problem.