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Houston Rockets: The 5 best basketball fits in a John Wall trade 

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Houston Rockets: The 5 best basketball fits for John Wall - The 5 worst fits

Before we see what teams are the best fit for John Wall, let’s take a quick look at the worst fits. These teams combine poor 3-point shooting and team defense with an already established primary playmaker. This isn’t to say that Wall couldn’t come in and help these teams, but that it probably wouldn’t be the best use of his talents. 

5th worst fit for John Wall: Dallas Mavericks

Surprisingly, the Mavericks are a below-average 3-point shooting team and, unsurprisingly, a poor defensive team. Factor in that Luka Doncic has one of the highest assist rates in the league and it’s unlikely Wall would help them much on either end of the court. 

4th worst fit for John Wall: Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder are bad. They can’t shoot, they can’t defend, and now have Kemba Walker alongside Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. That combination makes Wall an awful basketball fit.

3rd worst fit for John Wall: Sacramento Kings

The Kings aren’t a horrible 3-point shooting team but their defense was the worst in the league by a wide margin. Wall would maybe make some sense if De’Aaron Fox wasn’t already there, but he is, so the Kings won't have any interest in Wall. 

2nd worst fit for John Wall: Houston Rockets

If you didn’t think that the Rockets should trade John Wall, hopefully, this will change your mind. The Rockets were the third-worst 3-point shooting team and the fourth-worst defensive team. Add in the fact that Kevin Porter Jr can handle a large playmaking load and John Wall isn’t a fit on your team.  

The worst fit for John Wall: Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the worst basketball fit for John Wall. They were the worst 3-point shooting team and the 6th worst defense. Now that they have Ricky Rubio and his 33.3-percent assist percentage, they’ve reached their quota for limited shooting pass-first point guards.

Houston Rockets: The 5 best basketball fits for John Wall - Honorable mentions

Before we get to the top-five, we should give the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks credit for just missing the cut. The Celtics are the seventh-best fit primarily due to their lack of a primary playmaker. The Bucks make it all the way to sixth due to their excellent defense and efficient 3-point shooting. Now, onto the top five best basketball fits for John Wall.

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