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John Wall throws shade at rest of NBA in Instagram post

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John Wall throws shade at rest of NBA in Instagram post

John Wall has made his feelings known on his thoughts of the current landscape of the NBA.

This off-season the rest of the NBA was in a frenzy with superstars either pairing up or trying to join an existing 'super team.' Since LeBron James' decision in 2010, every year in free agency is another circus.


The Washington Wizards were left out of the fray this year, except a long shot chance at stealing Paul George. 

Instead players attempted to get on already superstar-heavy teams. George joined up with Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City, later to be followed by Carmelo Anthony in a trade. Gordan Hayward went to Boston, Dwayne Wade teamed back up with James in Cleveland. The list goes on and that is only after this off-season. 

As training camp was set to begin, Wall posted this:

@bradbeal3 !! #WizGang

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Is he talking about Kevin Durant? George? Throwing shade at the Boston Celtics or Cavaliers?

It was probably all in fun, but it is a fact that nobody does social media better than the NBA.


Editor's note: Since this post, the Instagram caption has been changed. The original post stated: Aye @bradbeal3 I wonder who else gonna team up next to try and win a ship this year :thinking_face: but who care…”

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Utah Jazz make guard Rodney Hood available, would Wizards be a fit?


Utah Jazz make guard Rodney Hood available, would Wizards be a fit?

Momentum is building towards Utah Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood getting dealt before next month's NBA trade deadline. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Saturday that multiple teams have already expressed interest in the four-year pro:

Hood, 25, is on an expiring contract and would provide scoring for a team in the market for offense. He's averaging 16.7 points this season on 41.3 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from three.

Hood isn't a very efficient player, but he can stretch the floor. He's also big for his position at 6-foot-8 and is a very good free throw shooter (86.2%).

The Wizards could use help at the shooting guard position with Bradley Beal logging heavy minutes. They have an improved bench after making several upgrades last offseason, but shooting guard Jodie Meeks has yet to establish a consistent role in their rotation due to his low shooting percentage.

The Wizards don't necessarily need offensive help, but Hood could help take pressure off of Beal. He could also play in lineups with both Beal and John Wall.

It's unclear what the Jazz want in return for Hood and whether the Wizards could make a worthy offer. If Utah is taking the longview to build for the future, that could mean a first round pick and the Wizards have already parted with their last two.

Regardless, if the Wizards decide to target shooting guards in the next few weeks, expect Hood's name to come up.


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Wall: A few teammates didn't respond well to recent team meeting

Wall: A few teammates didn't respond well to recent team meeting

Do NBA seasons even count if an emergency team meeting hasn't taken place yet? 

In what's becomming an annual right of passage for underperforming NBA teams, the Wizards recently held a team meeting to address some of the biggest issues that have been dogging them all year. 

While these meetings typically act as motivating springboards that help bring teams together, the Wizards' recent family therapy session might have done the opposite. 

Enter John Wall. Wall, who's already publically voiced concerns over the team's (lack of) effort this season, recently spoke about how the meeting might have rubbed some of his teammates the wrong way:

"At our team meeting, I think a couple guys took it in a negative way," Wall said after the team's win in Detroit. "It hurt our team. Instead of using it in a positive way like we did in the past and using it to build our team up, it kind of set us back a bit."

That's certainly not a ringing endorsement from Wall, and definitely not something you want to hear after a team meeting. Currently, however, the Wizards are back to their winning ways, coming off a nice road win in Detroit. So maybe it worked!