Washington Wizards two new pieces which they acquired from the Lakers got into a physical altercation. Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious-Caldwell-Pope had a fight during halftime and had to be separated. As reported by Shams, Harrell was upset because KCP didn’t pass him in on a play that concluded the first half.
As they were walking down the tunnel, they were talking about the play which got heated quickly. It resulted in both swinging punches at each other. However, none of the punches connected. They both later entangled and were quickly separated by teammates.
Harrell has been known for his ferocity on and off the court. He’s had these altercations before too when he was with the Clippers. Harrell got involved in a fight with Paul George, where he got upset due to 2 careless turnovers committed by PG13 in less than a minute. He said, “You’re always right, nobody can tell you nothing”.
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However, the Wizards went on to win the game 122-118. Harrell and KCP also had a great night with a combined score of 28 points and 10 rebounds. It was another ex-Laker who led them to a win. Kyle Kuzma dropped 29 to improve their record to 21-20.
Will this altercation between KCP and Montrezl Harrell affect Washington Wizards?
NBA teammates do often get into fights but it’s the brotherhood that keeps them together. It’s a part of the process but it doesn’t always work for the betterment of the team. Harrell and KCP have been teammates for 2 years. They were both sent in a trade package with Kuzma for Westbrook.
This might work in the betterment of the team as after a great start by the Wizards they have fallen to the 9th seed. Even though still not out of playoff contention as they have enough pieces to fight their way into the 5th seed of the Eastern Conference. With Bradley Beal, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Kyle Kuzma being highly capable scorers can lead the team to the playoffs.