The Wizards star could reportedly be traded to the Lakers for Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and a 2021 first-round pick.
Francona, 62, has worn a walking boot all season after dealing with a staph infection last year. Bench coach DeMarlo Hale will take over managerial duties.
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While there’s a sense of which players will come off the board first, the prospect of trades in the lottery has continued to swirl.
Patrick Moster used a racist slur while urging a German cyclist to catch up to riders from the African nations of Algeria and Eritrea during Wednesday’s race.