After retaining Nic Batum and Amir Coffey, the Los Angeles Clippers has made the signing of John Wall official, as Klutch Sports Group announced Friday. Wall worked on a buyout with the Rockets before joining the Clippers.
The former No. 1 pick earned five consecutive All-Star appearances with the Washington Wizards before a series of injuries, including a torn Achilles, forced him to miss the entire 2019-20 campaign.
He hasn’t played a basketball games since the 2020-21 season, as the Rockets were unable to find a trade partner after both parties agreed he’d sit out until a deal was made. He only played 40 games in the last three seasons.
His contract with the Clippers will be for two-years worth a $13.2 million. Wall, 31, averaged 19.1 points, 9.1 assists, and 4.3 rebounds in 613 career games. If he stays healthy he will address a need for the Clippers in the point guard position.
With Kawhi Leonard returning from and Paul George also being healthy ahead of the 2022-23 season, the Clippers could have a serious chance on contenting for a title next season. Wall will compliment the two stars adequately if he stays away from injury issues.
John Wall agrees to a 2-year $13.2 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers! @JohnWall pic.twitter.com/sJXkyGOD7v
— Klutch Sports Group (@KlutchSports) July 1, 2022