Leonsis saw the character of his roster start to evolve. Together, Sheppard and Leonsis engaged every day on John Wall‘s Achilles rehabilitation in Florida, watching tape of his work, talking to the franchise point guard and his trainers constantly. They had Bradley Beal in the draft room, talking through the kind of character changes on the roster that would complement the All-Star guard. They moved Dwight Howard out of the organization.
(“The quickest trade I’ve ever done in my life,” Sheppard said.)
He’s an eight-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, but he hasn’t aged well, and has burned plenty of bridges along the way.
The Wizards were clearly thrilled to be able to get rid of him.
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