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NBA Trade Rumors: Wizards Open To Trading John Wall, Bradley Beal


After an abysmal 5-11 start to the season (just two games back from the last place Cavs), the Washington Wizards appear to be ready to throw in the towel.

In a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the team is considering all options as they look to change the dynamic of their team.

As the Washington Wizards' season spirals, the franchise has started to deliver teams an impression that every player on their roster -- including All-Star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal -- is available for discussion in trade scenarios, league sources told ESPN.

Washington's preference remains to reshape the team around Wall and Beal, but poor play among key teammates is limiting their trade value and paralyzing the Wizards' efforts to make meaningful changes to a roster that no longer appears functional together, league sources said.

It's a last resort, but the Wizards appear to have no other options.

Bradley Beal will likely be the most sought after player, as his skillset and relatively low-level contract at his young age has been considered a valuable prize for most teams.

John Wall, as good as he is, will prove difficult to move. His new contract extension begins in 2019-2020, and will average $42 million annually for four years. Plus, with the 15 percent trade kicker included in his contract, any team that trades for him will be carving out a significant amount of money for him over the course of four seasons.

Besides Wall and Beal, it's likely that Otto Porter Jr., and Kelly Oubre Jr. will draw significant interest as well.

As this season enters winter, the clock will be ticking for Washington to make a move. Because, as they are starting to recognize, the longer they stay like this, the more time and money they'll be wasting on meaningless seasons.