Report: Bradley Beal tells Wizards officials of volatile practice: ‘I’ve been dealing with this for seven years’

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The Wizards have been far worse than their talent suggests they should be, and it seems they hit a breaking point. Washington is reportedly willing to discuss trading John Wall and Bradley Beal.

Why now?

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Charania is correct: These types of heated practices sometimes occur. My general rule: When it’s so bad, details reach the public, the situation is worse than normal.

Beal isn’t wrong that these issues have been too common during his time in Washington. Really, it’s remarkable the Wizards have been so successful — no losing seasons, four playoff appearances, three series victories in the last five years — despite so much in-fighting.

But it also gets exhausting, and losing only lessens the tolerance. Beal sounds fed up.

Maybe that leads to Washington trading one of its stars. More likely, Wall and Beal continue to work through the tension and eventually perform at a reasonable level. Just like always.