Wizards coach Scott Brooks puts players being in trade talks in perspective
Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks thinks that NBA players are doing more than fine if their biggest worries are being involved in trade discussions.
It’s already been a wild start to NBA trade season with the Wizards finally completing a deal with the Phoenix Suns to land veteran forward Trevor Ariza. However, as we know by now, the process of picking up Ariza wasn’t all that easy due to the failed three-team deal that also included the Memphis Grizzlies being put to a halt over confusion surrounding the actual players involved.
Nonetheless, Brooks thinks that being at the center of trades simply comes with the territory.
Here’s what the Wizards coach had to say about players potentially being concerned about trades, courtesy of The Athletic‘s Fred Katz:
Brooks on if players are worried about getting traded: “It’s a good life. If that’s your worries, it’s a good life. You just don’t wanna get the conversation that you’ve been cut. Let’s put this in perspective…Those aren’t concerns of mine. I was a player and that’s part of it.”
Brooks will hope that the most recent trade involving Ariza will help give his team a nice boost, as Washington has struggled to an 11-18 record this season.
They’ll to try to get back on Sunday when they host the Los Angeles Lakers, who were also expected to be heavily involved in landing Ariza.
After the showdown with the Lakers, the Wizards will hit the road on Tuessday for a matchup with the Atlanta Hawks.