John Wall could sign with LAC or MIA if bought outMay 14, 2022 | 07:22 AM
According to a story from Bleacher Report, John Wall could be bought out by Houston if a trade partner isn't found, and the Clippers are a likely landing spot.
Analysis: Wall will exercise his $47.4M player option for next season and will be the second-highest paid player in the league behind only Steph Curry. His mega-deal is going to be extremely difficult to trade, but Houston could explore a buyout. According to Bleacher Report, "If Wall is bought out, he would join the pool of unrestricted free agents, and league sources have mentioned the Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat as possible landing spots." The article mentions that the Clippers would be the most likely destination, but both Miami and LA are short on quality point guard depth, and Wall still averaged better than 20 points and six dimes across 40 appearances in 2020-21. He would be a great addition to either squad, and whether bought out or traded, it's unlikely he plays for Houston again.