By Harvey Hoffman
Last week, a report surfaced that John Wall wants the Wizards to trade him.
Another rumor also stated that the Wizards and Houston Rockets were talking about a trade that would send Wall to Houston and former MVP Russell Westbrook to Washington.
Wall missed the entire 2019-20 season due to his Achilles tear. The last time we saw Wall play was during the 2018-19 campaign. He appeared in 32 games and averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists while shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free-throw line.
Wall is set to make $41,254,920 in 2020-21, $44,310,840 in 2021-22 and has a player option worth $47,366,760 for the 2022-23 season. While there have been whispers that Wall and Bradley Beal don’t like playing with each other despite being friends off the court, both All-Stars have categorically denied those rumors.
The 2020-21 season will start on Dec. 22. The Wizards, who missed the playoffs last season, are hoping that Wall and Beal can lead the franchise back to the postseason.
Wizards’ GM Tommy Sheppard: "there’s no plans to trade John…it’s a new story with John and Brad. It’s not a sequel."
— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) November 23, 2020