Tyronn Lue shared his excitement about the signing of former All-Star John Wall, who agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The veteran coach opened up about what the explosive guard will bring to the team and made it clear that the Clippers should do their best to keep him healthy.
Read our Clippers Blog on John Wall’s motivation to return to the top and thrive on a complementary role.
“He’s just a great addition for us. I think a guy who can push the pace, get guys easy shots, get downhill, attack, get to the free throw line. I think him and Reggie complement each other a lot. Just both of them being able to do different things.
When you get a guy who’s been a perennial All-Star, a max player, you get a chance to get a guy like that, you definitely have to do that. We’re excited about it.
[John] is healthy, we’ve seen him play, playing five-on-five, individual workouts, he feels good. We just gotta do a good job of just making sure we’re taking care of his body and making sure we keep him healthy,” Tyronn Lue told Clutchpoints.
"We stack up with the best. If we’re healthy, we’re gonna be one of the teams that’s gonna have a real shot at winning the championship."
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John Wall wants to return to his All-Star level this season, six years after the last time he played more than half of his team’s games (2016).
Despite playing at the highest level for consecutive seasons, he never managed to reach the Conference Finals. He has only gone as far as the semi-finals in 37 postseason appearances.
With injuries derailing his career since 2018, there has been concern on whether he will play at a high level again. Wall has played just 40 games over the past three seasons, averaging 20.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.1 steals.
John Wall has a great chance to prove he has returned to the top level and sees the Clippers as his best shot at winning the championship.