The big surprise of the NBA transfer market is about to jump and according to the latest information it could happen in Washington. John wall, until not long ago his starting point guard and team star, I would have asked to leave the franchise. Remember that Wall signed a maximum extension in 2018, peak moment in his career, but since the previous season until now he has played only 73 games for different injuries. The most important of all the Achilles tendon rupture that has left him blank during 2019-20. But nevertheless, that renovation made him one of the highest paid players in history (This year it was the fourth in the league with more than 38 million) and it still has 132 to collect over the next three years, the last optional.
A contract that when signed made sense (the Wizards had fallen one victory away from the Eastern Finals in 2017) but that with injuries has become one of the worst in the entire NBA. A difficult drag to move to another city. However, the United States points out that The Houston Rockets could come to the rescue of the Wizards. The journalist Sams Charania was the first to lift the hare. Both franchises are studying the possibility of a John Wall-Russell Westbrook transfer. The still Rockets point guard, who also seems to intend to leave the Texas franchise, He has a contract almost traced to Wall’s: slightly more than 132 million in three years, the last optional. The numbers, therefore, add up.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2020
The question is why John Wall wants to leave Washington after the Wizards have paid him a tremendous millionaire. And why just when he is going to play again after two years without hardly appearing on the court. The reason, according to sources familiar with the case, is that the player feels that the idea of the team has turned and that now the franchise player is Bradley Beal. A few days ago, the general manager of the Wizards commented on the Zach Lowe podcast that Wall “had not asked to be injured, but that the NBA does not stop”. In addition, and to ward off rumors about whether they would be open to hear offers for Bradley Beal, he said that “this is Beal’s team.” From that moment on, the possibility of Wall leaving is on the table. IF that happens and if it is in the direction of Houston and Westbrook is something that remains to be seen. The good news is that it won’t take long to find out.