Trade Market Washington Wizards’ Star John Wall Nearly Non-existent
After a team meeting, the Washington Wizards claim to have righted the ship.
Whatever that may mean.
With their on-court performances, it seems like they still have a ways to go. The Wizards are 8-14 on the season, 5-5 over their last ten games and are on a two game losing streak. Each of the two losses came by a 20-plus point margin. With that being said, the Wizards have been gauging the trade market, studying the interest they receive for their players.
Everyone is available – including superstar point guard John Wall.
But the concern that exists is the trade market for Wall is nearly non-existent. The League has yet to determine how the trade bonus aspect of Wall’s contract will kick in if he is to get traded this season.
“There is a 99 percent chance that we would not trade for Wall, but I need to be prepared for that 1 percent,” one team executive told ESPN.
As per his contract, Wall’s 15 percent trade bonus would kick in if he is traded, owing him his remaining $14.3-million this season and $123.5-million of his super max deal that is set to begin next season.
“Granted, every player in this league can be traded, but the Wall extension right now is the toughest contract I have seen a team try to move in 20 years,” one team executive told ESPN. “I couldn’t look my owner in the eye and tell him there is value with the player even if we didn’t have to trade anything of significance.”
The Wizards are now in a tough spot as the team continues to deteriorate.