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John Wall signs 2-year, $13 million deal with Los Angeles Clippers

As has been rumored since he terminated his contract with the Houston Rockets, John Wall will play with the Los Angeles Clippers. The point guard signs with his new team for 2 years and 13.2 million dollars. The figure is the equivalent of the median exception for teams paying luxury taxes. By ending his relationship with the Rockets, Wall renounced precisely those six and a half million that he will earn per year in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, he will pocket the 40 that remained for 2022-23.

The one who was All-Star has been since April of last year without playing a single game. In principle, he reached an agreement with Houston not to play while they both waited for offers to arrive. However, once neither came to fruition, Wall began to feel uncomfortable with his role in the franchise. He now joins a presumably healthy project in which he can still play a valuable role even as a starting point guard. After more than a year without playing, his form and performance are unknown. But at almost 32 years old, the Clippers won’t demand the star version of him and can take advantage of his knowledge of the game.

The closest thing the franchise has had to a pure point guard since the current project began has been a run-down Rajon Rondo, and perhaps Wall still has gas in the tank to give them direction. In the 40 games played during 2020-21 he averaged 20.6 points and 6.9 assists in 32 minutes per night.

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