Wizards' Beal on report he seeks trade: 'That's nonsense'

Sam Amico

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal and his agent have denied a report that Beal is seeking a trade.

“That is absolutely not true,” agent Mark Bartelstein told Candace Buckner of The Washington Post. "The only sources that would know Brad thinking’s are Brad and myself. And Brad’s focus is 100 percent on helping the Wizards play consistent, winning basketball.”

The Wizards have struggled early, with ESPN reporting the team may even be open to dealing Beal and star point guard John Wall.

Despite the early dramas, Wall said last week that he wants to finish his career with the Wizards.

Beal addressed the rumor he wants out in an NBA TV interview with Dennis Scott following the Wizards' win over the Houston Rockets on Monday.

“That’s nonsense,” Beal said. “I heard it earlier before the game and I was like, ‘If it didn’t come from the horse’s mouth, it wasn’t me.’ I got this Washington jersey on, I come in and work every day, until otherwise.

"This is where I want to be. I’m going to continue to show up and continue to work and continue, continue to get wins for us.”

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