The Washington Wizards may finally be ready to step off the treadmill of mediocrity. New team president Michael Winger has reportedly been given authority to initiate a rebuild, sparking questions across the league about the potential availability of three-time All-Star Bradley Beal in a trade.
“Last week, Michael Winger, the new president of the Washington Wizards, said he had been given clearance by ownership to do a complete rebuild, and that has left everybody in the league wondering what about the future of Bradley Beal,” ESPN's Brian Windhorst said on Tuesday.
Washington has entered a new era this offseason after parting ways with general manager Tommy Sheppard. The team's front office overhaul included not just the addition of Winger, long among the most well-respected decision-makers in the league, as president of basketball operations, but also former Oklahoma City Thunder executive Will Dawkins as general manager.