Houston Rockets: The 5 best basketball fits for John Wall - #5: Phoenix Suns
This may come as a surprise to some, but let me remind you that Chris Paul will likely opt-out and there is no guarantee that he stays in Phoenix. Without Paul, the Suns would make a perfect fit for John Wall.
They were the seventh-best 3-point shooting team and the ninth-best defensive team. The Suns would offer Wall the spacing and shooting to get the best out of him on offense and they have the team defense to not expose him too much.
There was a time when Wall was an elite defensive player but injuries have taken their toll on him. Playing on a team with DeAndre Ayton and Mikal Bridges should see his defense get a boost as he’ll have easier assignments on a nightly basis.
Chris Paul had the sixth-highest assist percentage in the league last year at 40.9-percent. If he’s back in Phoenix then the Suns would rightly have no interest in Wall. However, if Paul leaves, then that leaves Devin Booker and his 20.6-percent assist percentage to be the Suns’ primary playmaker.
Booker would likely see an uptick but there would be a massive playmaking gap on their roster. Add in the fact that Paul and Wall both made a little over $41 million last season and suddenly the Suns look like a decent trade partner.
Chris Paul will likely re-sign with the Suns, but the Rockets should aggressively shop them John Wall if he doesn't. They’re coming off a run to the NBA Finals and he is a perfect basketball fit if Paul cannot be retained.