New Mavericks Sharpshooter Davis Bertans Gives Insight Into Dysfunction in Washington

During the recent trade deadline, Davis Bertans was traded from the Washington Wizards to the Dallas Mavericks as part of the Kristsps Porzingis trade. Upon becoming a member of the Mavs, Bertans was asked about what the atmosphere was like behind the scenes in Washington. 

According to him, the Wizards experienced verbal altercations nearly every single day between players. He pointed to this as a reason Washington hasn’t been able to perform at a high level this season. 

“It’s tough to have team chemistry when every single day, the team is basically fighting with each other about, ‘I want to get more minutes’ and ‘I want a bigger role’,” said Bertans. 

To this point in the season, the Wizards are 25-30, but things are about to get worse. Bradley Beal is out for the season with an injury and Washington just traded away most of its other key veteran pieces. 

With Beal being the face of the franchise, the direction of the Wizards will be interesting to monitor.