Los Angeles Clippers trade veteran point guard John Wall back to Houston Rockets and in return get Eric Gordon. The Clippers at the start of the season acquired John Wall. Wall was making his comeback from an injury and the clippers who were in search of a backup playmaker entrusted in the experience of John Wall.
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John Wall failed to live up to the expectations of the Clippers as he failed to score. He was inconsitent throughout the season leaving no other choice for the Clippers but to part ways with him. He is averaging 11.4 points, 2.7 assists and 5.2 rebounds in 22.2 minutes on average per game. His shooting efficency is a worry. He is shooting at 40.8% from the field and mere 30.3% from the 3-point range.
The intresting part of this trade is that John Wall goes back to the same team that he was traded from. Clippers made a smart move by adding offensive depth in form of another expreinced player Eric Gordon. Gordon requested a trade tje rockets tired of the teams culture and mentality.
Gordon in an interview when questioned about his teams performance and any improvement he replied “There is no improvement.” The forward finally finds a team that has a winning culture. Gordon is averaging 13.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game in 30.2 minutes. He is shooting at 44% from the field and 35% from the 3- point range.
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John Wall back to the Rockets after calling it a “Trash”
John Wall publicy called the Houston Rockets franchise a “Thrash” on ” Run Your Race” podcast. He said the Rockets as an organization arent developing young players like Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr and Kenyon Martin.
“This Shit you all getting away over here, you go to any other team, You will be out of the fucking league.” ” You wouldn’t play. I tried explaining that to them because they think it’s sweet.” The veteran further added ” Trash, Beyond Trash. I’m going there thinking James Harden is going to be there, but he already wants out.”
The Rockets got the worst record in the ongoing NBA season. Rockets are positined last in the Western Conference winning 13 games and losing 42 games. They are 25th in the defensive ranking on average giving 23 turnovers per game. Rockets are ranked 29th on offense.
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