The Wizards had a woeful second half against the 76ers, losing their third in a row.
“When word got around, guys kind of lost their concentration,” Washington coach Flip Saunders said. “I think when the deadline is over, guys will have a sense of relief.”
“He’s a veteran, so I’m hoping he’ll be able to teach me, too,” the rookie said.
AP Sports Writer Bob Baum in Phoenix, Joseph White in Washington and AP freelance writer Andy Jasner in Philadelphia contributed to this report.