The Washington Wizards are a disaster. This team just doesn’t get along on or off the court and it’s really starting to take a toll on their performance, let alone Scott Brooks failure to find a way to win games.
Otto Porter Jr has been awful all year long and Bradley Beal and John Wall just don’t get along. So, with the ladder being their most valuable asset and a guy they could actually get a great return for, why not trade him?
Wall is keen and determined to win and he’s one of the best point guards in the league, but he’s never going to be able to pull it off with that kind of roster. Having said that, and with him rumored to want out of the team, let’s take a look at 5 possible destinations for him.
5. Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns are a point guard away of maybe putting together a decent team. I mean, they have outstanding young talents, but no team in the world is going to succeed with a capable playmaker.
The Suns have been looking for a starting point guard for some time now, and they could offer Josh Jackson, Mikal Bridges, a future 1st and 2nd round pick in order to get Wall next to Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton.
4. New York Knicks
The New York Knicks have the kind of cap space to take Wall’s deal and they could still have some room to make a room for a top-tier free agent *cough* Kevin Durant *cough* next summer, so there’s no reason why they shouldn’t consider trading for him.
In order to get him, the Wizards could get Kevin Knox, Frank Ntilikina and a future 1st and 2nd round pick to kick-start their long overdue rebuilding process, also trying to move Bradley Beal for picks.
3. Miami Heat
The Miami Heat are stuck in a mediocrity spiral and there’s no signs of improvement ahead. So, unless they either break it up and start rebuilding or they aggressively pursue an All-Star via trade, they’re not going to be a legit threat.
John Wall has already let everybody know that he likes athletic bigs and Hassan Whiteside is as athletic as they come, so the Heat could try and get him by sending away Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic, and a future 2nd round pick.
2. Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers still look like they’re one star away from being a legit threat in the Western Conference, and even though LeBron James is quite a ball dominant player, they could definitely use an improvement in the point guard position.
Lonzo Ball looks like he’s going to be really good, but the Lakers are in win-now mode upon James’ arrival, so they could try and trade Wall for Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and a future 1st round pick.
1. Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers are kind of stuck on a position where they’re not good enough to compete, nor bad enough to just tank. They’re going to have a lot of money next season and already look like the frontrunners to land Kawhi Leonard.
So, why not go all the way in and try and pursue another All-Star for their project? As a matter of fact, they could put together a very nice trade package featuring Tobias Harris, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and a future 1st and 2nd round pick in order to get John Wall.