Paul Pierce says Wizards are unfixable and it’s time to blow it up
Paul Pierce played one season with the Washington Wizards, so he knows the locker room and players better than most people do. Amid everything that has come out of the nation’s capital in the past few days, Pierce, who works for ESPN as an NBA analyst, says the Wizards are unfixable and that it’s time to blow up the roster in Washington.
Paul Pierce on ESPN a few minutes ago talking about the #Wizards:
"I think it's unfixable."
"It's time to blow it up in Washington."
"They haven't been the same since I called game."
— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) November 20, 2018
In case you missed it, the Wizards are a walking disaster right now. All-Star point guard John Wall and small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. recently cursed out head coach Scott Brooks. Wall was fined for his actions.
Wall, Bradley Beal, Jeff Green and Austin Rivers also got into a verbal altercation during a recent practice. Beal, who has been with the Wizards for seven seasons, reportedly told a Washington official he’s been dealing with volatile practices ever since he got drafted by Washington.
Over the summer, John Wall said the Wizards should be included among the elite teams in the Eastern Conference. For the past few seasons, Wall and the franchise have been the national media’s dark-horse East team that could make a run to the Finals.
Year after year, however, Washington has failed to reach those expectations. Paul Pierce says the time has come for Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld to move Wall and Beal and embark on a full rebuild project, and it’s hard to disagree with him.