John Wall is in a bit of conundrum with the Washington Wizards right now after team general manager Tommy Sheppard earlier stated that the team was going to be building around Bradley Beal. According to reports, Wall was “surprised” by his GM's statement, presumably under the belief that he was still supposed to be Washington's cornerstone superstar.

This report comes via team insider Chris Miller of NBC Sports Washington (h/t Hoops Central):

In a series of tweets, Miller also shed some more light on this matter:

Interestingly, Sheppard also provided a preview of what Wall was going to expect in terms of his playing time once he returns from injury:

Wall is coming from a major Achilles injury, and was forced to sit out the entire 2019-20 season. It is not clear if Sheppard's statement above means that the Wizards intend to bring Wall on slowly or if he's insinuating that the 30-year-old is actually going to see a reduced role for the Wizards moving forward.

As Miller implied, it truly looks like trouble is brewing in D.C.:

It is worth noting that Wall is still under contract with the Wizards until 2023, with the final year of his deal containing a player option. He is set to earn a whopping $131.5 million over the next three seasons, so needless to say, the Wizards are committed to him either way.

That is unless they are able to find a trade partner interested in Wall. The five-time All-Star has been linked to a potential move to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Russell Westbrook, so this likely points to the fact that Wall is already on the trading block. Then again, trading a 30-year-old recovering from a potentially career-altering injury, who's going to earn $43 million per year, might pose as a challenge, to say the least.