Report: Bradley Beal irked by Wizards’ process of hiring Wes Unseld Jr. over Sam Cassell
Bradley Beal is reportedly considering requesting a trade from the Wizards.
Then, Washington hired Wes Unseld Jr. as coach.
Make no mistake: If Beal requests a trade, on-court results are the main reason. The Wizards have had three straight losing seasons, and they don’t appear close to competing deep in the playoffs. Not only is Beal competitive, pressure comes from multiple directions for players to prioritize winning.
If Unseld is better-equipped than Cassell to help Washington win, Unseld was the right hire. The Wizards should have valued Beal’s input, but they shouldn’t have completely deferred to him. If not winning, he won’t be satisfied, anyway.
Still, as a result, Washington must weather the current firestorm.