John Wall and Rockets to agree to buyout

After trading for him and then sitting him, because you can’t let good players play when team tank is the club’s mantra, the short and confusing marriage between John Wall and the Houston Rockets.

The look on Wall’s face sums up his time in Houston( minus the fact he got paid over $44.3 million to NOT play last season) image via SI

Wall appeared in only 40 games in space city and in those games he averaged 20.6 points , 6.9 assists ( a career low) and 3.2 rebounds ( also a career-low) on .404/.317/.749 splits. In that small sample size, the jury is still out on precisely where Wall’s game is post Achilles. He looked fine in the most recent video I saw that was posted in January, which was Wall taking part in a run that also included Micheal Beasley and Tyreke Evans,. However open runs with a few NBA players differ vastly from actual NBA games and that will be the proving/assessment grounds for Wall’s game.

As far as the next step in John Wall’s career, he has been linked to Los Angeles and it not the one of earlier speculation, it is the competently run NAB franchise in LA- the Clippers. Multiple reports indicated the fire-time All-Star intends to sign with the Clippers once the buyout is finalized. Chris Haynes of yahoo!sports reports that Wall’s agent, Rich Paul is meeting with the Rockets to iron out the terms of the buyout. Haynes also adds that Wall will give $7 million in salary back to become a free agent.

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