The Houston Rockets and John Wall never made sense together. One is a former All-NBA point guard trying to resuscitate their career. The other is a franchise with their eyes on the future. For Wall, the here and now is of the utmost importance. While for the Rockets, the here and now is a time to experiment.
The Rockets would love to trade John Wall and John Wall would love to be traded. The only roadblock is the more than $90 million owed to Wall over the next two seasons.
The Houston Rockets know how to move a bad contract
The past few seasons have proved that no contract is untradeable. Following the 2018-19 season, Chris Paul’s contract was deemed the worst in history by Tillman Fertitta. He was traded for Russell Westbrook that summer. After one season in Houston, Westbrook was thought to be an immovable asset. He was moved that offseason for John Wall. Hopefully, you’re noticing a trend. The past two offseasons the Rockets had contracts that were deemed immovable. Both Paul and Westbrook were traded, and both have been traded again since. The era of immovable contracts is in the rearview.
All the Rockets need to trade Wall is to find a team in need of an immediate upgrade at point guard. Thankfully, there’s one team, that has been on the cusp of legitimate contention, that desperately needs a point guard, the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Rockets would like to move John Wall. John Wall would like to be moved, preferably to a contender. The Clippers are a contender and could use John Wall. Here are three trades that send John Wall to the Clippers.