Wall & Beal aren't untouchable in trade discussions following Wizards' 5-11 start.
The Washington Wizards aren't ruling anyone out in trade talks, including their All-Star backcourt.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Wizards have started to deliver teams an impression that every player on their roster, including John Wall and Bradley Beal, are available for discussion in trade scenarios. The Wizards are just 5-11 on the season and although they aren't actively shopping Wall and Beal, it has gotten to a point that neither player is untouchable.
"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."
Washington had hopes that forwards Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre could be centerpieces of deals that could return an impactful third star, but those players have fetched minimal interest on the market. Porter has a massive contract on the books, including three years, $81 million left.
Wall's contract extension starts in 2019-20 and will average $42 million annually for four years, in addition to a 15% trade kicker that will make moving the five-time All-Star a difficult task. Through 16 games, the 28-year old point guard is averaging 20.9 points and 7.9 assists per game.
The 25-year old Beal, who has a much more manageable contract, is currently averages 21.5 points per night.