John Wall is coming off a season in which he didn’t play — by choice.
Or more accurately, the former No. 1 overall pick and the Rockets had an agreement that Wall would sit out until the Rockets found a trade.
They never did.
Instead, Wall ended up accepting a contract buyout at the end of the season and ended up signing a two-year deal with the Clippers. It was viewed as sort of a basketball rebirth for the veteran point guard.
And per Marc Stein of The Stein Line, sources indicate that Wall is “looking good during his summer workouts.” That can only be good news for the Clippers, who could use a top-notch point guard to pair with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the rest.
Like the rest of the Clippers, Wall will have something to prove this season. Namely, that he can lead a team that is going places. He sure seemed that way during his days with the Wizards — but then injuries took their toll.
Wall, 32, last appeared in 40 games in 2020-21, his first season with the Rockets, averaging 20.6 points and 6.9 assists. Along the way, he proved to be a leader and a true professional in a losing situation.
He did not play the year before that after suffering a left heel/Achilles infection. In all, he has played just 72 games over the previous five seasons. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, Wall spent the first nine years of his career in Washington.
Now, he is getting a fresh start. And from the sounds of things, it’s going pretty well.
— Klutch Sports Group (@KlutchSports) July 1, 2022