If possible, should the Lakers trade for John Wall or Bradley Beal?

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What a John Wall trade would mean for the Washington Wizards

For starters, getting John Wall’s contract off of the Washington Wizards’ books would help wipe the slate clean. With over $40 million owed to Wall each of the next three seasons, it would be nearly impossible to start any kind of rebuild. The Wizards are paying way too much money for a team that is mediocre at best.

Closing the book on the John Wall era in Washington D.C. opens the door for multiple scenarios for Tommy Sheppard. He would have the flexibility to build around his other star in Bradley Beal.

In a relatively weak Eastern Conference, a few great signings could help boost your team into the playoff picture. With a young supporting cast around Beal, the Wizards could set themselves up for success in the long-term.

Should Tommy Sheppard and the Washington Wizards decide to tear the whole thing down by trading both Wall and Beal, they could stock up on assets similar to what Sam Presti has done in Oklahoma City. Having tremendous cap space and an abundance of draft picks could prove valuable for a team looking for a fresh start.

Parting with a star player you drafted number one overall is never easy, but doing so in this case could benefit both John Wall and the Washington Wizards.