The Washington Wizards are beginning to signal to rival teams that they will make John Wall and Bradley Beal available in trade discussions.
While Washington's preference remains to reshape their roster around Wall and Beal, there has been a growing realization that they may need to trade one of the pair in order to make meaningful changes.
The Wizards resisted including Wall or Beal in previous trade talks, even for discussions involving Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler. Washington had hopes that forwards Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre could be centerpieces of deals that could return an impact third star.
Wall's extension start in 19-20, which will average $42 million annually over the next four seasons.