The Washington Wizards have been one of the most-disappointing teams in the NBA so far this regular season and it appears that management is now willing to make some drastic moves.
ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Wizards are open to trade discussions involving everyone on their roster, including All-Star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal.
A trade involving Wall or Beal seems unlikely (especially Wall, whose supermax contract kicks in next season), but Otto Porter and/or others on Washington's roster could be on the move.
The Wizards are 5-11 on the season, having lost to Portland on Sunday night.
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.
The Wizards have resisted including Wall or Beal in previous trade talks, including discussions that they held for the league's past two available stars, Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler, league sources said. While Washington hasn't shopped its All-Star backcourt, it is rapidly becoming apparent to the organization that it needs to start considering overtures for them.
The Wizards are set to host the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.