Washington Wizards: Things don’t need to fall apart, 3 possible solutions

John Wall and Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
John Wall and Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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The Washington Wizards are in a fragile state. It’s one thing to fall apart on the court with this record, but off the court? Are the Wizards headed towards self-destruction? If so, let’s cut it off at the path. Here are three possible solutions.

Monday morning started off simple enough, getting ready for my favorite holiday – Thanksgiving. Walking down the driveway on this warm Massachusetts morning, collecting wood and I came across a rafter of Turkeys. Jokingly, I said to a family member, I’m going to name them the starting lineup of the Washington Wizards – John Wall, Bradley Beal, etc.

There would be more preparation this holiday than usual, so I would distract myself reading the papers online and of course following the Washington Wizards. Then Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN dropped this tweet:

Whether it was truth of fiction, didn’t matter. At a time when people usually come together as family, the Wizards are beginning to fall apart.

What precipitated this announcement that no player was untouchable? Since my currency isn’t gossip, let’s look at the facts.

Washington isn’t doing well. Whether it’s coach Scott Brooks not being able to find the best rotations to Otto Porter’s aggression on the court to John Wall not yet playing up to the goals that he set for himself, i.e. MVP conversation. It has gone from “everybody eats” to “what’s eating the Washington Wizards from the inside?”

Now is not the time to speculate what brought Washington to this juncture, but rather what they can do to get out.

It is always easy to kick someone when they’re down. That’s the easiest and most lazy way to Not solve a problem. Instead of adding to the media fodder, let’s look at three possible solutions to keeping the band together: