John Wall To Sign With Clippers Upon Clearing Waivers

Veteran guard John Wall has agreed to a buyout with the Rockets and will soon be a member of the Clippers, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.John Wall

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports first reported that Wall and the Rockets had agreed to a buyout. And as we relayed earlier via Marc Stein of the Stein Line, the Clippers intended to make a “strong pitch” to Wall once he cleared waivers.

Other teams have an interest in Wall, per Wojnarowski, but he fully intends to join the Clippers. The Lakers and Heat are among the others who have been linked to Wall.

Stein reported the presence of coach Tyronn Lue would likely be a big factor in where Wall plays next. He did not play at all last season as the Rockets sought a trade.

The Clippers are anticipating the returns of Kawhi Leonard from a knee injury, as well as Paul George. Wall will add the experienced playmaker they have been seeking, and all of that combined could put them into instant contention.

He 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 with the Wizards.

Hoops Wire will have more on Wall and the Clippers as the story develops.

 

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  1. This is THE BEST news of the offseason so far. Good for him, happy for Joh Wall. Back to real basketball, on a team that has a gap in that spot, to play meaningful games. Cant imagine a better situation.

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