NBA Ekings News reports that John Wall will join the LA Clippers after agreeing to sign a separate contract with the Houston Rockets.
After agreeing to sign a separate contract with the Houston Rockets, veteran John Wall guard plans to sign a free agent deal with the LA Clippers. This is according to sources that have told reporters. ESPN
John Wall received $47.4 million from the Houston Rockets after using player options in the final year of his contract and agreed to take $6.5 million less to become a free agent. That is the estimated number of taxpayer mid-level exemptions. Wall will receive when he can negotiate a deal with the LA Clippers.
Sources say the Houston Rockets wanted to reach an agreement with John Wall before the free agent. The trade market begins on Thursday. To maximize options in his next team selection, the Rockets and Wall, 31, reached a collective decision for the veteran card. This was not to play for Houston last season and to start building the new team.
Rebuilding the Team
As for the Houston Rockets, the focus is on developing young guards Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green. Wall didn’t fit in with the franchise’s plans even though he thought he did. With his salary of $44.3 million, John Wall averages 20.6 points and 6.9 assists in 40 games for the Rockets in the 2020-21 season. This sure proves that he is still a great player and can play at a high level. This is even after missing half of the last season due to heel surgery and torn Achilles tendon.
He spent part of last season with the Rockets involved in training and sitting on the bench during the game. He trained by himself in Miami for the remainder of the period. With John Wall being traded to Houston with future first-round draft rights to Russell Westbrook in December 2020. After spending the first 11 years of his career with the Washington Wizards, who picked him as the No. 1 pick in 2010. The Rockets considered themselves a contender at the time. However, the franchise took a dramatic turn when former valuable player James Harden was traded at the start of the 2020-21 season.
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