After less than a full season with the Houston Rockets, 5x All-Star John Wall is slated to be on the move again.
As the Rockets continue their rebuild (in the wake of James Harden's departure), Wall no longer fits the franchise's timetable, and multiple reports have suggested that he has already played his last game in a Rockets jersey.
The Houston Rockets and John Wall have agreed to work together in an attempt to find a trade destination for the veteran point guard, as the franchise is committed to moving forward with Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green as its starting backcourt, sources told ESPN.
So, Wall will soon join a new franchise -- the only question now is, which one?
In a chat with on SiriusXM NBA Radio, former NBA big man Kendrick Perkins chimed in where he thinks Wall will end up and why, even after all his injuries, he can still bring value in the right situation.
“I could see John Wall going to the Clippers or even maybe Philly,” Perkins said to Brian Geltzeiler and Sam Mitchell. “I don’t know what’s going on with the Ben Simmons situation, but I think John Wall in Philly with Joel Embiid is better than Ben Simmons in Philly with Joel Embiid because John Wall is actually going to take those shots and be agressive. John Wall is not going to be afraid to go to the free throw line. I know his contract, he’s due almost $100 million over the next two years, but you know, at the end of the day, I still think he has something to offer to a contending team.”
John Wall has never been the best shooter, but he has never lacked the confidence to take his shots, something that Ben Simmons is clearly struggling with right now.
As a premier finisher, excellent ball-handler, and expert playmaker, John Wall would be a great addition to the Clippers or Sixers. Whether or not either team will trade for him, though, remains to be seen.