John Wall’s time in Los Angeles has reportedly come to an end. Moments before the trade deadline for the 2022-2023 NBA Regular Season, the Clippers locked into a three-team deal with the Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets. Per Adam Wojnarowski of ESPN and Shams Charania of The Athletic, Wall will head back to Houston in exchange for Eric Gordon. The Clippers will also send Luke Kennard to Memphis in return for three second-round picks. Completing the trade, Danny Green will take a flight from Memphis to Houston and finish the season with the Rockets.
John Wall is no stranger to Houston, Texas. In December 2020, the then-Washington Wizards guard was traded to the Rockets in exchange for Russell Westbrook. In 40 games with the franchise, Wall averaged just above 20 points per game to go along with 8.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds per outing. Unfortunately, the star point guard has been stifled by a litany of injuries throughout the last three years. As a result, he has missed more than 100 games over the last four seasons.
“I thought about committing suicide,” Wall said about the mental toll that the pandemic, injuries and other personal matters have taken on him.
“Tearing my Achilles, my mom passing, my grandma dying a year later, in the midst of COVID. Me going to chemotherapy, sitting by my mom taking her last breaths wearing the same clothes for 3 days straight.”
John Wall is currently out with an ab injury that has sidelined him since mid-January. At the moment, it is unclear when he will return to the court.