Bradley Beal has not demanded a trade, according to his agent.
“That is absolutely not true,” Bartelstein said. “The only sources that would know Brad’s thinking are Brad and myself. And Brad’s focus is 100 percent on helping the Wizards play consistent, winning basketball.”
The Wizards have opened the season with an unimpressive 7-12 record and several of their players, including Beal, were recently involved in verbal altercations during a “volatile practice,” according to multiple reports.
Beal reportedly told team officials during the practice he’d “been dealing with this for seven years” and “it starts at the top.”
Washington may be open to moving any player on its team, including John Wall and Beal, after its poor start, according to multiple reports.
Beal, who made his first All-Star team in 2017-18, entered the Wizards’ matchup Monday against the Rockets averaging 21.5 points and 4.1 assists per game this season. He has connected on just 32.8 percent of his 3-point attempts.