On Monday, Washington Wizards General Manager Tommy Sheppard denied that the team is looking to trade John Wall.
According to Ava Wallace of The Washington Post, he denied the rumors, saying that Wall was at the team’s practice facility in Congress Heights.
Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard says there are no plans to trade John Wall.— Ava Wallace (@avarwallace) November 23, 2020
Sheppard said he was with Wall this morning watching a workout.
Sheppard: "There's not issues with John and I, there's no issues with John and the Wizards."— Ava Wallace (@avarwallace) November 23, 2020
Sheppard also walked back comments on the team building around Bradley Beal. He seems to be on board with the “House of Guards” dual franchise player focus again.
Sheppard: "It's a new story with John and Brad. It's not a sequel."— Ava Wallace (@avarwallace) November 23, 2020
It will be interesting to see how this next season shapes out, assuming Wall isn’t traded. I’m not sure what to make of it. Why did it take the entire weekend to deny these rumors?
Also, the Wizards’ roster has four point guards on the roster, including Wall. I’m not sure if they have room for all of them, though it’s likely that Wall will sit out some games as a measure to ease him back into the fold.
Do you think Sheppard is truly putting out the fire? Or is there more drama yet to come? Let us know in the comments below.