•   
  •   
  •   

Sport Only one team viewed as ‘good’ option for Rockets’ John Wall

00:50  19 september  2021
00:50  19 september  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

And In That Corner … The Toledo Rockets bring experience and frustration to Notre Dame

  And In That Corner … The Toledo Rockets bring experience and frustration to Notre Dame Toledo might not be a college football blue blood, but Notre Dame would be foolish to overlook the veteran Rockets this weekend.That passion thus creates gameday environments every bit the equal of Notre Dame Stadium this weekend, and then players want to shine in those atmospheres. The so-called mid-majors or Group of Five teams end up with more quality than too many people realize.

John Wall and the Houston decided to go their separate ways this past week. While the organization is refusing to buy out its 31-year-old guard, it has agreed to help facilitate a trade to the best of its abilities.

John Wall holding a football ball: John Wall is set to be the third highest-paid player in the NBA next year behind Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets. © Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports John Wall is set to be the third highest-paid player in the NBA next year behind Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets.

This divorce is a win-win. Wall has his reasons for wanting to move; the Rockets have theirs. A split is mutually beneficial.

Wall is due $91.7 million over the next two seasons, including a player option for $47.4 million in 2022-23. Beyond that, he has also been limited to 113 outings over the last four seasons due to a lot of really bad health issues. Not exactly the sort of track record that warrants a small fortune.

Report: John Wall and Rockets agree he won’t play again for Houston

  Report: John Wall and Rockets agree he won’t play again for Houston John Wall called himself the Rockets' franchise player after they traded James Harden. That sounded tenuous, at best, when he said it in February. It’s even more specious now that Houston has remade its roster around four first-round picks and other young players. So, Wall and the Rockets are headed toward a breakup. Shams Charania of The Athletic: After meeting and seeing eye-to-eye on the direction of the Houston Rockets, the franchise and John Wall have agreed on working together to find a new home for the five-time All-Star guard, sources tell The Athletic.

Wall is set to be the third highest-paid player in the NBA next year behind Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets.

According to NBA insider Chris Broussard, there is only one truly viable option for Wall’s services: the Los Angeles Clippers.

“I think there is one team, and one team only, that is a good fit for John Wall. It’s the L.A. Clippers,” he said.

Broussard’s sentiments notwithstanding, the Clippers are actually one of three teams that are said to be in the running for Wall’s services. Whether they are the favorites or not remains to be seen.

How John Wall's contract impacts potential trade from Rockets

  How John Wall's contract impacts potential trade from Rockets Wall has over $91 million remaining on his contract and will be the NBA's second-highest paid player this season.According to a report from The Athletic's Shams Charania, Wall and the Rockets have mutually agreed to work together on finding a new team for the five-time All-Star. Charania's report indicates that Wall will be present at training camp, but he will not play in any games for the Rockets this season.

Wall averaged 20.6 points last season on 40/32/75 shooting splits. Houston won 17 games with him. Clearly he no longer has what it takes to carry a squad. Nevertheless – he also obviously has enough in the tank at this point in his career to be a meaningful contributor somewhere.

Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily. Always free! Sign up now ▸

More must-reads:

  • John Wall situation may not be resolved anytime soon
  • Three teams reportedly emerge as potential trade suitors for Rockets’ John Wall
  • The 'NBA champion Houston Rockets' quiz

Related slideshow: The 25 highest-paid NBA players (Provided by Yardbarker)

NBA Analyst: There’s Only 1 ‘Good Fit’ For John Wall .
Earlier this week, John Wall and the Houston Rockets organization mutually agreed to start exploring trade options for the veteran point guard. Of the speculated landing spots for Wall, the Los Angeles Clippers are considered one of the most realistic options. According to NBA insider Chris Broussard, they are the “only” good option. “I think […] The post NBA Analyst: There’s Only 1 ‘Good Fit’ For John Wall appeared first on The Spun.

usr: 0
This is interesting!