Wall requested a deal with Washington and fingers seemed to be on him. But did the general manager of the wizards put his foot in his mouth and cause the disturbance?
It wouldn’t be an NBA off-season without # SoWizards Wednesday’s NBA draft left mixed feelings among Wizards fans, and Friday night was officially NBA Free Agency.But the #SoWizards drama started long before the Friday night breakout >
It started when a video by John Wall went viral of the point guard throwing “gang signs” up at a party in New York.This wasn’t the first time Wall did it, but for some reason this time broke a stronger reaction from Wall apologized for his actions
First and foremost, I would like to apologize to my family, my teammates and all of those who have always supported me.I made a mistake, which I regret I will continue to work hard to get on the pitch and especially off the pitch to get better
Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard expressed concern about Zach Lowe’s ESPN podcast, the Lowe Post, which was published prior to draft
“It is certainly very disappointing to see something like this, knowing the person and character of John Wall,” said Sheppard. “It’s a difficult conversation. You can’t be framed if you’re not in the picture with Us can say you are not who you are, but when you are in this photo the world goes around before you have the chance to explain ”
The second blow came when Sheppard announced that the Wizards are now Bradley Beal’s team. How did that come about? For one, Wall has not played for two years.In December 2018, he suffered an injury to his left heel and in January 2019, he slipped into his house and broke his Achilles tendon
Since then, Beal had taken over the helm of the team and in return it really became Beal’s team, especially after last season when he averaged 30 points per game, only second only to James Harden
The atmosphere certainly changed as Sheppard elaborated on what he meant by the building of the wizards around Beal and why it would be simply “unfair” to keep the reins under the wall
“When I say we’re building around Beal, John has been gone two years, it would be unfair to say, ‘Hey, this is John’s team’ Bradley has started work, he was available”John didn’t ask to be injured, but the NBA is marching on,” Sheppard said. “Nothing marginalizes a player like injury. I know what John can do, I know what he’s capable of, I think when he comes back , he’ll be a great hitter for us Scotty Brooks has previously said that he’s the No. 1 is I’m picking this design for us But with Bradley he’s such a dynamic goalscorer, he’s really a two-way player, he’s a fantastic defender when he doesn’t carry the load for 48 minutes and shoot every shot and the must protect the best players of the other team ”
The final strike came when the story surfaced that the wizards were discussing a deal with the Houston Rockets that would send Wall to Texas for Russell Westbrook, of course, other assets would be involved, but the simple fact was that there were talks about it Wall admitted that Wall didn’t include He had no idea it would even count as a trade item
While Rockets / Wizards are discussing Russell Westbrook-for-John Wall’s stand, Wall has made it clear that he wants a deal with Washington, the sources told @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium
Washington has already dealt with a bad GM in Ernie Grunfeld, and now Sheppard Wall has rubbed the wrong way, to the point where he wants to be traded The Wizards were already in a deep hole and weren’t exactly competitors anyway , but fans who have waited two years for Wall to return may not see him in a Wizards uniform again
If so, fingers point at Sheppard, who has apparently bitten off more than he can chew and is responsible for breaking up one of the best backseats in the NBA
World News – CA – Is it Tommy Sheppard’s fault that John Wall wants to get out of Washington?