Wizards players involved in verbal altercations during 'volatile practice,' report says

Wizards players involved in verbal altercations during 'volatile practice,' report says

John Wall was fined by the Washington Wizards for unloading on head coach Scott Brooks during a recent practice, according to a report.

Sources told ESPN that Washington still hopes to reshape the team around Wall and Beal, but that there has been only lukewarm interest in forwards Otto Porter Jr. and Kelly Oubre Jr. on the trade market.

In case a 5-11 record isn't embarrassing enough, it seems that what's happening off the court shows that there's a clear disconnect between players, coaches and management.

Blowing up the roster makes sense for the Wizards. There are too many bad contracts and not a single top 10 or 15 player on the roster. For the past few seasons, Wall and the franchise have been the national media's dark-horse East team that could make a run to the Finals. That's not a contract many teams can take on. Otto Porter is owed almost $82 million over the next three seasons (includes this season). Wall was selected first in the 2010 National Basketball Association draft, whereas Beal was the third pick two years later.

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. The Wiz didn't have a first-round selection in 2014, 2016 or 2017. Since Wall joined the team, it has finished no higher than fourth in the Eastern Conference. The next few games are vital as the Wizards are now the 11th seed in the Eastern Conference, and the division is a lot more competitive this time than it was last season. But the results prove an entirely different picture.

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