Washing Wizards duo Bradley Beal & John Wall have some personal problems on the court

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The Washington Wizards went from one of the most promising teams in the east to missing out on the playoffs last season for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

Two of their main assets are the backcourt duo of John Wall, 25, and Bradley Beal, 23.

The former was the number one overall pick back in 2010 and his backcourt brother was the third overall pick two years later.

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In theory, they should flourish in a league that has become a guard's playground, but they haven't quite gelled how one might have imagined thus far.

That could be because they have been managing a Kobe Bryant/Shaquille O'Neal-esque feud on the court, it would seem. However, under new coach Scott Brooks, the duo told Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic thay are prepared to put it right.

"I think a lot of times we have a tendency to dislike each other on the court. ... We've got to be able to put that to the side," Wall said. "If you miss somebody on one play or don't have something go right ... as long as you come to each other and talk. If I start arguing with somebody I'm cool. I'm just playing basketball."

Beal echoed Wall's sentiment and insisted they needed to get on the same page for the good of the team.

"Sometimes I think we both lose sight of the fact that we need each other," Beal told the network. "I wouldn't be in the situation I'm in without John. John wouldn't be in the situation he's in without me, without the rest of the team. It goes hand-in-hand, so it's kind of a pride thing. We've got to [hash] out our pride, figure out what our goals are individually, help each other achieve those goals, figure out what our team goal is, where do we see ourselves five years from now, 10 years from now and go from there.

"It's tough because we're both alphas," Beal said. "It's always tough when you have two guys who firmly believe in themselves, who will bet on themselves against anybody else, who want to be that guy. We both can be that guy."

Eastern Conference
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Southeast Division
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