John Wall Trade Rumors: Wizards PG 'Has Made It Clear' He Wants to Be Moved

Blake SchusterAnalyst IIINovember 21, 2020

Washington Wizards guard John Wall works out prior to an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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John Wall is demanding out from the Washington Wizards, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.  

The Wizards' star point guard was recently connected to trade rumors for Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook and has seemingly been out of sync with Washington's front office. 

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Wizards' general manager Tommy Sheppard recently told ESPN's Zach Lowe on The Lowe Post podcast that the team was going to build around shooting guard Bradley Beal moving forward.

According to Chris Miller of NBC Sports Washington, Wall was caught off-guard by those comments.

Wall's contact certainly won't be an easy one to move. 

The Kentucky product signed a four-year, $170 million extension ahead of the 2017-18 season but has played just 73 games since due to various injuries. The most significant of which, was a heel injury that required season-ending surgery in December 2018. 

Wall's recovery process has been full of setbacks. The heel surgery led to an infection in the guard's foot the following January and, one month later, Wall ruptured his Achilles tendon, keeping him off the court ever since. 

Now he reportedly doesn't want to attempt a return to the Wizards at all. 

During his last full season in 2016-17, Wall averaged a career-high 23.1 points, 10.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds over 78 games. It remains to be seen what type of player he'll be the next time he's able to suit up. 


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