Wizards fine John Wall for cursing coach Scott Brooks during heated practice, report says

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Bradley Beal also became frustrated and told team officials he’d “been dealing with this for seven years,” according to The Athletic.

All is not well in the Wizards’ locker room.

Several Washington players were recently involved in verbal altercations during a “volatile practice,” according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources.

Wizards guard John Wall and Jeff Green exchanged words, leading coach Scott Brooks to try to intervene. Wall then yelled “f— you” to Brooks, according to multiple reports.

The team fined Wall for his actions, according to ESPN. He later apologized to his coach and teammates.

Washington star Bradley Beal also became frustrated and had a shouting match with backup guard Austin Rivers. He followed by telling team officials he’d “been dealing with this for seven years” and “it starts at the top” according to reports from The Athletic and Washington Post.

The Wizards have started the season with a disastrous 5-11 record and they may be open to moving any player on their team, including Beal and Wall, according to an earlier report from ESPN .

Brooks criticized his team’s effort after back-to-back losses to the Nets and Trail Blazers last weekend.

“We’ve got to just play with more enthusiasm, more effort, more energy,” Brooks told reporters Sunday. “It’s embarrassing.”

The Wizards will return to the court when they host the Clippers on Tuesday.

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