Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal and Houston Rockets point guard John Wall are brothers for life. Even though Beal plays with Russell Westbrook on the Wizards now and Wall is on the Rockets, the two All-Stars will always have a strong bond since they were teammates for eight years.
However, Bradley Beal may have recently made John Wall upset with his comments about Russell Westbrook.
Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook have led the Wizards to five consecutive wins
After beating LeBron James and the LA Lakers on Monday, the Wizards have won five games in a row. Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook are starting to gel on the court.
Washington is 11-17 on the season, which is good for 13th place in the Eastern Conference standings. However, the Wizards are only two games back of the Chicago Bulls for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.
Beal is averaging 32.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game on the season. He leads the NBA in scoring and is establishing himself as arguably the best shooting guard in the league.
Meanwhile, Westbrook is slowly rounding into form. The former MVP is putting up 19.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 9.7 assists while shooting 42.4% from the field.
The John Wall-Russell Westbrook trade was hard for Bradley Beal to process since he was so close to Wall and didn’t know Westbrook that well. However, based on Beal’s latest comments about Westbrook, it appears the two Wizards stars are getting along very well.
Bradley Beal says Russell Westbrook is one of the best teammates he’s ever had
Before the Wizards defeated the Lakers at Staples Center, Bradley Beal said Russell Westbrook is one of the best teammates he’s ever had. While the former Florida Gator wasn’t taking a shot at John Wall, the Rockets point guard can’t be happy that his friend and former teammate is praising the player who replaced him in D.C.
When the Rockets hosted the Wizards, Westbrook and Wall jawed at each other while Beal just stood there and watched. Houston and Washington split their season series in 2020-21, with both teams winning at home.
If the NBA playoffs started today, the Rockets and Wizards would be sitting and watching at home. With that being said, it will be fascinating to see if Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook can lead Washington on a spirited run to the playoffs in the East.
As for John Wall and the Rockets, they will likely miss the postseason since the West is so tough.
John Wall could be traded again
In the post-James Harden era, it doesn’t make sense for the Rockets to keep John Wall or Victor Oladipo, two All-Stars making a lot of money. Oladipo becomes an unrestricted free agent in the offseason of 2021 and has already been linked to the New York Knicks and Miami Heat.
Don’t be surprised if Wall is traded after the 2020-21 season. The Rockets may be able to get some draft picks in return for the former No. 1 overall pick if he stays healthy and plays well.
Stats courtesy of Basketball Reference.