Sports Wizards GM has 'no plans' to deal Wall

00:00  24 november  2020
00:00  24 november  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Beal, with John Wall out this season after his torn Achilles, is going to have the ball in his hands a lot and is going to put up numbers — there is a legitimate chance he makes All-NBA next season. Right now, Sheppard and the Wizards want to be in the Beal business, they have no plans to trade him.

John Wall ’s name has come up in trade rumors recently, and it sounds like we According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Wall has made it clear to the Washington Wizards that he That remains his stance even after trade talks with the Houston Rockets over a possible Russell Westbrook deal stalled.

John Wall looking at the camera © Alex Goodlett / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Washington Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard isn't entertaining the thought of dealing John Wall despite his reported request for a fresh start elsewhere.

"There's no plans to trade John," Sheppard told reporters Monday, according to The Athletic's Fred Katz.

Sheppard added he's been in regular contact with the five-time All-Star and dismissed any tension between both parties.

"There's no issues with John and the Wizards," Sheppard said, according to Katz.

Wall's contract would be the biggest hurdle in any possible deal. He's still owed $85.6 million over the next two seasons and will almost certainly exercise his $47.4-million player option for 2022-23.

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Unless the Wizards are planning to give him the max, they can't sign him for 5 years. I had no idea if so. well next year the Wiz will have John Wall returning, Mahinmi off the books, hopefully improvement from several of the young rotation+ players (Wagner, Bryant, Brown, Rui, etc), and likely

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The Houston Rockets have reportedly spoken with Washington about a potential swap surrounding Wall and their own disgruntled guard Russell Westbrook. However, those conversations apparently haven't gained any traction.

Wall hasn't played in an NBA contest since December 2018. While injuries have sidelined him for nearly two years, the former No. 1 overall pick remains the franchise's all-time leader in steals and assists.

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