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RUMOR: Scott Brooks sitting on a very hot seat amid awful start

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The new-look Washington Wizards have gone off to a disastrous start in the early stages of the 2020-2021 season. Head coach Scott Brooks is currently finding himself in the middle of their struggles and is rumored to be replaced if he fails to turn things around sooner than later.

Via Kevin O’ Connor of The Ringer:

“League sources say Brooks is sitting firmly on the hot seat. New coach or not, the team also just needs to be better.”

Brooks is currently in the final season of a five-year contract signed back in 2016. He managed to lead the Wizards to playoff appearances in his first two seasons in D.C. but the team’s performance eventually dwindled down since then. He also aimed to lead the Wizards’ rebuilding efforts but it seemed like the team isn’t really heading in a certain direction to this day.

The team recently traded longtime point guard John Wall and a couple of draft picks in exchange for Russell Westbrook which has yet to pay dividends this season. After a stellar campaign last season, Davis Bertans continues to struggle where he is currently shooting 34.8% from the field and 32.5% from beyond the arc through 10 games played.

Their starting center in Thomas Bryant also recently went down with a season-ending torn ACL injury while Robin Lopez looks like he only has few years left to play in his career. A highly-touted rookie in Deni Avdija is still looking like a raw talent while Rui Hachimura has yet to make the leap in his sophomore season.

Only Bradley Beal is serving as a bright spot for the team with his huge scoring outbursts in recent games. In the process of doing so, he has already gained significant interest from teams who are willing to trade for his services.

Hopefully, the Wizards can still turn the tide in their coming games despite the adversity and having a 2-8 record to show for. If they fail to do so then Scott Brooks may already see his reign come to an end in the nation’s capital in the near future.