John Wall and the Houston Rockets will get into a buyout that will let him become an unrestricted free agent, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Wall will join the Los Angeles Clippers once he is in the open market.
The former All-Star was not able to play for the entire season last season while Houston tried to trade him to other teams in the league. Two sides then decided to enter a buyout when it was not possible to trade the athletic point guard. Wall will give up $6.5 million of the $47.4 million that was owed to him for him to sign with Los Angeles, according to ESPN.
Over the past four seasons, Wall has only played 72 games because of a series of injuries that he has dealt with over those seasons. Not only that but because the Rockets do not have an interest in letting him play for the squad also.
Meanwhile, the Clippers will gain a massive addition to their roster once Wall finalizes his decision. Los Angeles has been searching for a decent point guard to pair up with their outstanding duo, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Because of Wall’s phenomenal playmaking and passing, he will surely complement Leonard and George’s scoring on the floor.
Wall can prove himself that he is still within the list of great guards in the league currently as he opts to join the Clippers. The speedy guard averaged 20.6 points and 6.9 assists per game with the Rockets in his last run with them. With a bit of consistency from Wall, Los Angeles could even contend for the championship next season.