The encounter occurred during a practice last week after Brooks and teammate Jeff Green insisted that the team increase their intensity. That came just days after a blow up in practice where Beal yelled at Grunfeld and Wall told coach Scott Brooks "f*** you."
Though Wall, the number one pick in the 2010 draft and a five-time all-star, is a favorite of Washington ownership, trading him away would be hard for financial reasons. Just before the huddle, people who were present for the moment recounted, he said something along the lines of, "Let's get it all out".
Previously, the Wizards reportedly had resisted included Wall or Beal in trade discussions for either Kawhi Leonard or Jimmy Butler. They're 5-11 through 16 games and 2.5 games out of the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference. According to Candace Bruckner of The Washington Post, Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. recently fired his own expletives in Brooks' direction during a recent game.
The Wizards do have some intriguing players, specifically Wall and Beal, but tearing apart this roster may not be an easy task. He will be under his new team's control for two more seasons after the 2018-19 season. They have a few big contracts on the books, headlined by Wall's $170 million extension that kicks in next season.
Beal could garner even more interest than Wall on the trade market given his 3-point shooting ability, a more manageable contract and that he's three years younger than the point guard. "While Washington hasn't shopped its All-Star backcourt, it is rapidly becoming apparent to the organization that it needs to start considering overtures for them". "Complaining about shots, complaining about playing time, whatever it may be, we're anxious about our own s-t".
Wall, a 28-year-old five-time All-Star, would be harder to deal.